sideburns

n.pl. = SIDEBOARDS.
Etymology: burnsides pl. of burnside f. General Burnside d. 1881 who affected this style

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\\-nz\ noun plural
Etymology: anagram of burnsides
1. : side-whiskers; especially : short side-whiskers worn with a smooth chin
2. : continuations of the hairline in front of the ears whether the hair is worn long or clipped short

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/suyd"berrnz'/, n.pl.
1. short whiskers extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin.
2. the projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear.
[1885-90, Amer.; alter. of BURNSIDES]

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sideˈburns plural noun
Two strips of hair grown along the side of the face, a modification of the rather more extensive growth pioneered by the US General Burnside (1824–81)
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sideburns UK [ˈsaɪdˌbɜː(r)nz] US [ˈsaɪdˌbɜrnz] noun [plural]
hair that grows down a man’s cheeks
Thesaurus: beards and moustacheshyponym
Variant: sideboards

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sideburns — 1887, alteration of BURNSIDES (Cf. burnsides) (q.v) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sideburns — UK [ˈsaɪdˌbɜː(r)nz] / US [ˈsaɪdˌbɜrnz] or sideboards UK [ˈsaɪdˌbɔː(r)dz] / US [ˈsaɪdˌbɔrdz] noun [plural] British hair that grows down a man s cheeks …   English dictionary

  • sideburns — ☆ sideburns [sīdbʉrnz΄ ] pl.n. [reversed < BURNSIDES] 1. BURNSIDES 2. the hair on a man s face, just in front of the ears, esp. when the rest of the beard is cut off …   English World dictionary

  • Sideburns — Ambrose Burnside, the term s namesake Mutton chop redirects here. For the cut of meat, see Mutton chop (meat). Sideburn redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Side Burn. Sideburns or sideboards[1] are pa …   Wikipedia

  • Sideburns —    Technically, this essay does not belong in the book because the subject does not consist of a proper noun used as an ordinary word. The proper noun is Burnside; the ordinary word, sideburns. Clearly sideburns is not a derivative. Let s clarify …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • sideburns — [[t]sa͟ɪdbɜː(r)nz[/t]] N PLURAL If a man has sideburns, he has a strip of hair growing down the side of each cheek. ...a young man with long sideburns …   English dictionary

  • sideburns — noun plural Etymology: anagram of burnsides Date: 1887 1. side whiskers 2. continuations of the hairline in front of the ears • sideburned adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sideburns — /suyd berrnz /, n.pl. 1. short whiskers extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin. 2. the projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear. [1885 90, Amer.; alter. of BURNSIDES] * * …   Universalium

  • sideburns — noun /ˈsaɪd.bɚnz/ Facial hair reaching from the top of the head down the side of the face to the side of the chin …   Wiktionary

  • sideburns — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. burnsides, side whiskers, face hair, facial hair. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. burnsides, *mutton chops, whiskers. see beard …   English dictionary for students

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