whiskers Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
    face fungus; beard.
  2. noun a very small distance or space
    hair; hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker
  3. noun a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
    whisker; sensory hair; vibrissa.
  4. verb furnish with whiskers
    bewhisker; whisker.
    • a whiskered jersey