goatee


a small chin beard

TRANSLATION

goatee = das Ziegenbärtchen

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

The suspect has tattoos on his left arm and hand, and short dark hair with a GOATEE.

(BBC News)

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

(The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad)

Did you
know?

goatee
noun

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

(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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ORIGIN

Goatee is an Americanism from the mid 19th century that stems from the resemblance to the chin hairs on a male goat. The initial spelling was "goaty" and then later changed to goatee.

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ANECDOTE

Britain's Prince Philip, not one given to political correctness, has never been shy about expressing his opinions on a huge range of subjects, including goatees.

At a Buckingham Palace garden party, he was chatting to a guest and struck up conversation by asking what he did for a living.

The man, one of 8,000 guests hoping to meet the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, replied: 'I’m a designer, sir.’

The 88-year-old Prince replied: "Well, you didn’t design your beard too well, did you?"

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SYNONYMS for male facial hair

Chin curtain. Natural. Hungarian. Dali. English. Imperial. Freestyle. Fu Manchu. Pancho Villa. Handlebar. Horseshoe. Pencil. Chevron. Toothbrush. Walrus. Mouth brow. Nose neighbor. Lady tickler. Trash stash. Crumb catcher. Fanny duster. Push broom. Nose bug. Mobile tea strainer. Cookie duster. Chester. Creeper. Mistache. Groucho Marx. Kaiser Wilhelm. Face fungus. Whiskers. Beard. Goatee. Moustachio. Flavor saver. Bristles. Grass grin. Lip foliage. Tash. Tache. Mo. Doormat. Five o'clock shadow. Sluggers. Ziff. Bum fluff. Charlie Chaplin. Gene Shalit. Mustachio. Hitler stash. Porn star. Trucker. Undercover brother. Peach fuzz. Lip wig. Tom Selleck. Stubble. Muttonchops. Burnsides. Sideburns. Sidelocks. Tuft. Weepers. Van Dyke. Abe Lincoln. Dundrearies. Hirsute.


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