Definition of Goatee

1. Noun. A small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard.

Generic synonyms: Beard, Face Fungus, Whiskers
Group relationships: Chin, Mentum



Definition of Goatee

1. 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.

Definition of Goatee

1. Noun. A beard trimmed to grow only at the center of the chin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goatee

1. a small pointed beard [n -S] : GOATEED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goatee

goat boats
goat cheese
goat diseases
goat herder
goat rodeo
goat rodeos
goat rope
goat ropes
goat rue
goat willow
goatburger
goatburgers
goated
goatee (current term)
goatee'd
goateed
goatees
goatfish
goatfishes
goatherd
goatherder
goatherders
goatherds
goathood
goatier
goatiest

Literary usage of Goatee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1856 [The Americans] also indulge in eccentricities of appearance in the shape of beards and imperials, not to speak of the " goatee. ..."

2. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"Three petals like a small goatee are suspended from the waist of the ... The goatee may in fact be meant to represent a protruding triple-lobed tongue. ..."

3. Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of by William John Charles Moens, Church of England Diocese of Winchester (1893)
"goatee, James, of St. Mary Calendar, Winchester, 22, cabinet maker b., & Sarah : Kent, ... Aff. goatee, John-Penton, of St. Martin in the Fields, co. ..."

4. Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia by John Harrison Surratt, George Purnell Fisher (1867)
"A. He had a goatee, which came from about the side of the lips round. ... Q. You are very sure he had a goatee coming around here, under the chin Í A. Yes, ..."

5. Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia by John Harrison Surratt, George Purnell Fisher (1867)
"A. My impression is that the goatee was not as long then as it is now, ... Q. You are sure there was a goatee covering the surface of the chin at that time? ..."

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