whiskerando

whiskerando

(ˌwɪskəˈrændəʊ)
n, pl -dos
(Clothing & Fashion) a man with extravagant whiskers
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Whiskerando Squib describes the wild revelries that encouraged the unfortunate but foolish "Stiggins" ("S." in Fuzwhiskiana) to "taunt" this "Giant while he played at cards" (6).
As for the authors who capitalized on the comic potential of this dispute, Charles Tindal ("Whiskerando Squib") pursued a more illustrious academic trajectory than his two younger peers: (42) he proceeded to the MA and a future successful career in Law, and served as President of Cambridge Union in Lent Term, 1838.
The term "whisker" itself embodies such ambiguities: its sexual connotations of female genitalia blur boundaries between "manly appendages" and womanly "hairs less in sight." (57) Its synonymy with affectation further undermines any stable meaning--one of "whisker's" slang meanings is "a lie" (Grose) (58)--not least when transmuted into the belittling "Whiskerando." The OED cites as evidence of the term's adjectival form Robert Southey's resonant claim of 1838: "To ...