[duhn-dreer-eez] /dʌnˈdrɪər iz/

plural noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
long, full sideburns or muttonchop whiskers.

1867, long, flowing whiskers, like those worn by actor E.A. Sothern (1826-1881) while playing Lord Dundreary, witless, indolent chief character in English dramatist Tom Taylor’s play “Our American Cousin” (1858).


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