[[t]goʊˈti[/t]] n.
a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin
Etymology: 1835–45, amer.; goat (from its resemblance to a goat's tufted chin) +-ee, prob. sp. var. of -y, stressed as if -ee goat•eed′, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • goatee — 1844 (as goaty), from GOATY (Cf. goaty) (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat s chin hairs …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

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