Mustache vs Stache - What's the difference?

mustache | stache |

As a noun mustache

is a growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.

As a verb stache is




Alternative forms

* (Commonwealth English ) moustache


(en noun)
  • A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache . “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • Derived terms

    * Charlie Chaplin mustache * Fu Manchu mustache * handlebar mustache * Hitler mustache * molestache * mustache ride * stache, 'stache * tache, 'tache * toothbrush mustache

    See also

    * beard * sideburn, sideboard * whisker



    Alternative forms



    (en noun)
  • (informal) Moustache, mustache.
  • * 2003 , (The New York Times) , "Don't Wanna Grow Up Cuz Puberty Isn't Funny", July 28, 2003:
  • Only one show has succeeded in keeping a kid in the lead for a decade: "The Simpsons" with the animated Bart Simpson. Watching Bart never mature is considered a key to its enduring appeal. "Early on, I know that the powers that be decided that no one would age," said Tim Long, the show's current head writer. "A kid with a starter ‘stache , that would just be unpleasant," he added.
  • * 2005 , (The New York Times) , "Democrats Still Searching for a Stronger Challenger", May 23, 2005:
  • [The candidate] may face an entirely different challenge in his quest for the mayoralty: his mustache. [...] The perils of the ‘stache may be hard to define, but analysts say that looks matter in politics, where facial hair is frequently considered verboten.


    * tache, 'tache


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