goatee


a chin beard

TRANSLATION

goatee = ein kleiner, meist spitzer Bart, der nur am Kinn und nicht an den Wangen wächst; das Ziegenbärtchen

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“But co-artistic director Franck Chartier, wearing a GOATEE and a big grin, is in a breezy mood when he arrives on his scooter to meet for morning coffee in Ostend.”

Chris Wiegand - The Guardian (12 December 2022)

“The terrorist, as he called himself, was old and bald, with a narrow, snow-white wisp of a GOATEE hanging limply from his chin.”

Joseph Conrad - The Secret Agent

Did you
know?

goatee
noun

- a small usually pointed beard grown only on the chin, not the cheeks

The Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary


WORD ORIGIN

Goatee is an Americanism from the mid-19th century that stems from the resemblance to the chin hairs on a male goat.

The original spelling “goaty” was later changed to “goatee”.


TO SHAVE OR NOT TO SHAVE?

Research by Sarah F. van der Land of Erasmus University Rotterdam examined whether wearing a beard in a LinkedIn profile picture affects a candidate’s chances of getting a job and whether this is dependent on the type of job vacancy.

The study is based on Ohanian’s (1990) three sub-dimensions of credibility and used three different job vacancies: (1) Architect for an expertise-job, (2) Back cashier officer for a trust-worthiness-job, and (3) Sales representative for an attractiveness-job.

The results of the study showed that bearded candidates are perceived as having more expertise than clean-shaven candidates and that a candidate’s perceived expertise is a significant predictor of the intention to invite the candidate for a job interview.

The study highlights the importance of visual cues in job recruitment and how they can affect a candidate’s chances of getting a job.


SYNONYMS

- for male facial hair

Abe Lincoln, Bristles, Bum Fluff, Burnsides, Charlie Chaplin, Chester, Creeper, Chevron, Chin Curtain, Cookie Duster, Crumb Catcher, Dali, Doormat, Dundrearies, Face Fungus, Five O’clock Shadow, Flavour Saver, Freestyle, Fu Manchu, GOATEE, Grass Grin, Groucho Marx, Handlebar, Hirsute, Horseshoe, Hungarian, Imperial, Kaiser Wilhelm, Lady Tickler, Lip Foliage, Lip Wig, Mistache, Mobile Tea Strainer, Mouth Brow, Mustachio, Muttonchops, Nose Bug, Nose Neighbour, Pancho Villa, Peach Fuzz, Pencil, Push Broom, Sideburns, Sidelocks, Stubble, Tash, Tom Selleck, Toothbrush, Trash Stash, Trucker, Undercover Brother, Van Dyke, Walrus, Weepers, Whiskers, Ziff


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