Definitions of goatee

  1. a small chin beard trimmed into a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
  2. A part of a man's beard on the chin or lower lip which is allowed to grow, and trimmed so as to resemble the beard of a goat.
  3. A beard like a goat's.

Usage examples for goatee

  1. This strange assortment of whiskers of different fashions on various parts of his face, imperial, goatee, burnsides, he brought back with him. – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  2. He was a small, wiry man, with an amazing amount of strength for his build, and a keen, humorous face, ornamented by a pointed chin beard which he called his " goatee." – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. The man slightly in advance was slender, with dark moustache and goatee, sitting straight in his saddle, and on the collar of his gray coat were the stars of a general officer. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  4. On his chin was a goatee, and as he drew closer they saw that his face was thin and hatchet shaped and anything but agreeable. – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  5. But you, Holmes- you have changed very little- save for that horrible goatee. – His Last Bow An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The Colonel passed his arm around his daughter, and pulled his goatee thoughtfully. – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  7. The Colonel pulled his goatee, and sat back in his chair, trying to face the new light in which he saw his manager. – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  8. She was advancing carefully when a workman, his face blackened with coal- dust and wearing a goatee passed near her, casting a side- glance with his pale eyes. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  9. Deep wrinkles from fifty years of life were set in Morris' brow, and the descending dark did not entirely obscure the worry in his blue eyes or the occasional nervous twitch in his Dutch- style goatee. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  10. I went to it, saw the business of selling these creatures, saw a woman of thirty, no darker than Zoe, sold to a man with a goatee, evidently from further south, who took her and led her away submissively. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  11. The lower jaw, otherwise clean- shaven, was made remarkable by a tuft of hair, too small to be called a goatee, upon the lower lip. – John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes by John Masefield
  12. He had a grey goatee and a quiet smile, a dirty turban round his head, a white tunic mostly clay, and underneath a claret- coloured garment showed at the neck. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  13. He looked nearer thirty than twenty, and this appearance of maturity was heightened by a tiny goatee. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  14. " No," said Cameron, still with his hand on goatee Bill's collar. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  15. His plump face was punctuated with a goatee, and his smile was visible all the way to the shore. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  16. As these words were uttered I could see the yellow- gray goatee rise like bristles, and the fangs of the Wolf shine white under the yellow- gray mustache. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  17. " Then I know who will," asserted the man- a quick, erect, middle- aged man with grayish moustache and goatee. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  18. The Major's gray goatee quivered. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes