One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Whiskers or sideburns on a man's cheeks.‘his countenance was set off by bushy eyebrows and side-whiskers’
facial hair, whiskers, stubble, designer stubble, five o'clock shadow, bristlesView synonyms
- ‘Born in 1822, Francis Dillon Bell was a slightly chubby man with thick side whiskers who, by all accounts, was a complete paradox.’
- ‘A stout, stoop- shouldered man, with a bald head and puffs of reddish side-whiskers, was standing in a little pavilion.’
- ‘On September 20, 1953, George Jonas, caretaker of the Yorkshire Museum, saw an old man wearing a frock coat and sporting white side whiskers reading a book in the library.’
- ‘I bet if we dug down, we'd find that a lot of those old guys with their funny side whiskers knew what they were doing better than we give them credit for.’
- ‘He is a sly-looking little man with side whiskers, a solicitor with a very small business, but clever enough to realize before anyone else that Animal Farm will need a broker and the commissions will be worth having.’
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