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Word of the Day 12/23/17 Dundrearies

Dundrearies (plural noun)
dundrearies [duhn-dreer-eez]


plural noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1. long, full sideburns or muttonchop whiskers.

Also called dundreary whiskers.


Origin: 1860-65; after the sideburns worn by actor Edward A. Sothern as Lord Dundreary, a character in the play Our American Cousin (1858) by Tom Taylor

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