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[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh] /məˈstɑ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ, -ˈstæʃ oʊ, -ˈstæʃ iˌoʊ/

noun, plural mustachios.
a mustache.
(often jocular) having a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
noun (pl) -chios
(often pl when considered as two halves) (often jocular) a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped

1817, from mustachio (1550s), from Spanish mostacho and directly from Italian mostaccio (see mustache). The noun was superseded by mustache, but the adjective has endured.


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