beard Vs whisker

  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    A beard is a beard. A whisker is one strand of facial hair. Although I don't hear it much these days, people once used the word "whiskers" to talk about beards.
     

    natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, that would be of the singular whisker. If you said whiskers, it could refer to a beard, but might also occasionally refer to a moustache or to hair on the side (mutton chops, sideboards, sideburns, side whiskers).

    Maybe it's me; whiskers is a more homely sort of term, and might suggest that they are straggly or untidy.
     
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