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sideburns

side·burns

sideburns

 
pronunciation:
saId buhrnz
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: a growth of hair or whiskers along the side of a man's face, esp. when the rest of the beard has been shaved off.
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An American Civil War general, Ambrose E. Burnside, grew side whiskers that became known as "burnsides" and then as sideburns.
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