beaglepuss

EnglishEdit

couple wearing beaglepuss glasses

EtymologyEdit

From Franco-American Novelty Company's brand name "Beagle Puss Disguise Kit", apparently from beagle +‎ puss ‎(face)

NounEdit

beaglepuss ‎(plural beaglepusses)

  1. (uncommon) A novelty pair of horn-rimmed glasses with attached eyebrows, plastic nose, and bushy mustache, caricaturing Groucho Marx.
    • 1990, Waldrop, Howard, Night of the Cooters: More Neat Stories[1], Kansas City: Ursus Imprints, ISBN 978-0942681055, LCCN 90049520, OCLC 22508064, LCC PS3573.A4228 N54 1990, page 60:
      Vonnegut did not write the book, and the photo on the book jacket of Trout looked suspiciously like Farmer, wearing Boss Mule work gloves, beagle puss and mustache, sunglasses, mufflers, etc.
    • 2004 September 13, Jones, George, Maximum PC 2005 Buyer's Guide[2], Indianapolis: Que, ISBN 978-0789731944, OCLC 61239745, page 23:
      The punchline: a bewildered Ung wearing a beaglepuss and trying to type with a rubber chicken []
    • 2010 August 22, JDog, “The Greatest Rube Goldberg Machine: How WikiLeaks Documents Reach Julian Assange”[3], Writing Rendezvous, retrieved 2011-11-15:
      Julian Assange personally reads every document to be published, types it up and formats it on his laptop while wearing a beaglepuss.

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