What does mustache mean?

Definitions for mustache
ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃmus·tache

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mustache.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mustache, moustachenoun

    an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip

    "he looked younger after he shaved off his mustache"


  1. mustachenoun

    A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.


  1. mustache

    A moustache (UK: ; American English: mustache, ) is a strip of facial hair grown above the upper lip. Moustaches have been worn in various styles throughout history.


  1. mustache

    A mustache is a strip of hair that grows on the upper lip of a person, commonly seen in adult males after puberty. Its style, size, color, and growth can greatly vary according to genetic, hormonal, and cultural factors. It's often shaped, groomed, or shaved for personal aesthetics or cultural reasons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mustachenoun

    that part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth

  2. Mustachenoun

    a West African monkey (Cercopithecus cephus). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose

  3. Mustachenoun

    any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird

  4. Etymology: [F. moustache, It. mostaccio visage, mostacchio mustache, fr. Gr. my`stax upper lip and the beard upon it; cf. ma`stax mouth: cf. Sp. mostacho.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mustache

    Same as Moustache.

Suggested Resources

  1. Mustache

    Moustache vs. Mustache -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Moustache and Mustache.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mustache is ranked #143149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mustache surname appeared 116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mustache.

    77.5% or 90 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    9.4% or 11 total occurrences were White.
    8.6% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.3% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mustache in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mustache in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mustache in a Sentence

  1. Francis Dodsworth:

    A lot of witnessing is already problematic, even when a group of people witness the same crime, one person will see someone with a mustache and a hat, while another will see someone with a beard and sunglasses.

  2. David Crow:

    Romero didn't even shave his mustache for the role. He put the make-up on top of the mustache. He had a lot of fun with it.

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

  4. Charles Randolph:

    By humanizing Roger to some degree, you realize that the predator is not the guy sitting in his office twirling his mustache. It is the mentor who turns on you, the colleague, who on a business trip, turns on you.

  5. Wendy Williams:

    When he shaves off his mustache, he's got a hairline fracture, he's got one of those, what do you call it, cleft lip, cleft palate.

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