bewhisker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- (at, on, upon) +‎ whisker.

Verb[edit]

bewhisker (third-person singular simple present bewhiskers, present participle bewhiskering, simple past and past participle bewhiskered)

  1. (transitive) To give or add whiskers to; to put whiskers on.
    • 1937, The Literary Digest, volume 124, page 16:
      Cinema magnates preferred to bewhisker the handsome profile and contort the slender Barrymore frame to suit weird, melodramatic parts then in vogue.
    • 2009, Desmond Morris, Owl, page 102:
      But whenever a Kuna artist shows a face in front view there seems to be an overpowering urge to bewhisker it.

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