from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small chin beard trimmed into a point.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A beard trimmed to grow only at the center of the chin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tuft of beard left on the chin after the rest has been shaved off; an imperial, especially one extending under the chin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard


Alteration of goaty, from goat (from its resemblance to a goat's beard).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From goat +‎ -ee (diminutive suffix). (Wiktionary)



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