Definitions of goatee

  1. a small chin beard trimmed into a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
  2. a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 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
  3. The Colonel passed his arm around his daughter, and pulled his goatee thoughtfully. – The Crisis, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  4. 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
  5. He looked nearer thirty than twenty, and this appearance of maturity was heightened by a tiny goatee. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  6. The brakes of the big engine were still gripping the wheels when a small man with wicked mustaches and goatee dropped from the gangway. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  7. " No," said Cameron, still with his hand on goatee Bill's collar. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The Major's gray goatee quivered. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. His plump face was punctuated with a goatee, and his smile was visible all the way to the shore. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. " 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