Today’s English word of the day is: whiskers. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘whiskers’, hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
whiskers: (old-fashioned or humorous) the hair growing on a man’s face, especially on his cheeks and chin
American English Pronunciation: /ˈwɪskərz/
😄: My mom is usually pretty laid-back, but she’s a total martinet when it comes to my dad’s facial hair. The slightest sign of whiskers, and he’s got to sleep on the couch!
😂: Haha! I’m the opposite! I adore a man with a beard!
😊: I can’t wait for “No Shave November”! It’s my favorite time of year!
😁: Agreed! I love letting my whiskers run riot for the month!
Here are a few BBC.com articles that feature the word ‘whiskers’. However, these articles are mostly using this word to mean something else, something to do with animals. Can you figure out the other meaning of ‘whiskers’ from these articles?
And just for fun… did you know that there are actually international “whiskers wars” where men from different countries compete over who has the most prolific, astonishing, and luscious facial hair?! 🤣😍
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary