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whisk·er

whisker

 
pronunciation:
wI skr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: human facial hair growing above the upper lip or on the cheeks or chin.
My dad is letting his whiskers grow.
definition 2: one of the long, stiff hairs growing near the mouth of a cat, rat, and certain other animals.
 
derivation: whiskery (adj.)
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