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Cognate with Galician bigote, Mirandese bigote, Asturian bigote, Spanish bigote, Aragonese bigote and Catalan bigoti.



bigode m (plural bigodes)

  1. moustache, mustache
    Salvador Dalí tinha um bigode muito peculiar.
    Salvador Dalí had a very peculiar moustache.
    • 2014, “Dá mais música à bófia”, in B Fachada, performed by B Fachada:
      Sabes que o bigode / já não está na moda / nem com buços do vinho / dá mais música à bófia
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (usually in the plural) whisker (long projecting hair at the sides of the mouth of a cat)
    Os tigres têm bigodes.
    Tigers have whiskers.

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