- goatee 1844 (as goaty), from GOATY (Cf. goaty) (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat's chin hairs.
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Goatee — Goat ee , n. A part of a man s beard on the chin or lower lip which is allowed to grow, and trimmed so as to resemble the beard of a goat. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
goatee — ► NOUN ▪ a small pointed beard like that of a goat. DERIVATIVES goateed adjective … English terms dictionary
goatee — ☆ goatee [gō tē′ ] n. [< GOAT + EE1: from the resemblance to a goat s beard] a small, pointed beard on a man s chin … English World dictionary
Goatee — Abraham Lincoln, who shaved his beard into a goatee at various points during his presidency. Goatee refers to a style of facial hair incorporating hair on a man’s chin. The exact nature of the style has varied according to time and culture.… … Wikipedia
goatee — UK [ˌɡəʊˈtiː] / US [ɡoʊˈtɪ] noun [countable] Word forms goatee : singular goatee plural goatees a small pointed beard … English dictionary
Goatee — Rudolf Epp: Portrait eines Mannes mit Vollbart von 1901 Bartträger des späten 19. Jahrhunderts Barthaare sind Teil … Deutsch Wikipedia
goatee — noun /ɡəʊˈtiː,ˌɡoʊˈtiː/ A beard trimmed to grow only at the center of the chin. The terrorist, as he called himself, was old and bald, with a narrow, snow white wisp of a goatee hanging limply from his chin … Wiktionary
goatee — noun Goatee is used after these nouns: ↑beard … Collocations dictionary
goatee — [[t]go͟ʊti͟ː[/t]] goatees N COUNT A goatee is a very short pointed beard that covers a man s chin but not his cheeks … English dictionary
goatee — noun Etymology: from its resemblance to the beard of a he goat Date: 1844 a small pointed or tufted beard on a man s chin • goateed adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary