Etymology
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goatee (n.)

"pointed tuft of beard on the chin of a shaven face," 1844 (as goaty; current spelling by 1847), from goaty (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat's chin hairs.

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of goatee from WordNet

goatee (n.)
a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.