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Unknown. Theories include:
- from Middle High German bi got (“by God”) (modern bei Gott (“by God”)), due to the use of moustache by Landsknecht mercenaries;
- from vigote, diminutive of viga (“beam”).
bigode m (plural bigodes)
- moustache, mustache
Salvador Dalí tinha um bigode muito peculiar.
- Salvador Dalí had a very peculiar moustache.
- (usually in the plural) whisker (long projecting hair at the sides of the mouth of a cat)
Os tigres têm bigodes.
- Tigers have whiskers.