sideburns [sahyd-burnz] ExamplesWord Origin plural noun
- short whiskers extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin.
- the projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear.
Origin of sideburns 1885–90, Americanism; alteration ofRelated Words for sideburns , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for sideburns Contemporary Examples of sideburns
The extravagantly-coiffed cyclist had, however, shaved off his sideburns for today’s ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
December 10, 2013
Just writing those last two sentences makes me feel better than a guy with sideburns describing his first Cronut on Yelp.
July 8, 2013
There are details that make it seem so far away now: the sideburns, the wide flares, the cobblestones.
June 16, 2010
Historical Examples of sideburns
And outwardly he remained a mild little figure with sideburns, kindly tolerant toward everyone.
He wore his brown mustache thick and let it grow back over his cheeks to join his sideburns.
British Dictionary definitions for sideburns sideburns pl n
- a man’s whiskers grown down either side of the face in front of the earsAlso called: sideboards, side whiskers, (Austral) sidelevers
Word Origin for sideburns C19: variant of burnsides Word Origin and History for sideburns n.
1880, American English, alteration of(q.v).