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Moustache vs. mustache

  • Mustache and moustache are both correct spellings of the same word.
  • Mustache is the most common spelling in the United States.
  • Moustache is is used in other English-speaking countries.
  • Mustache vs. Moustache: What’s the Difference?

    The difference between a mustache and moustache is only in the variety of English that’s used to spell it. In American English, the preferred spelling is the one without the o—mustache—although moustache is sometimes used as well.

  • Examples

    U.S.

       Lovell plotted to make Hitler’s mustache fall off and his voice turn soprano by injecting female hormones into the vegetables der Fuehrer ate. [Washington Post]

        And of course there was my dad, a cop with a Tom Selleck mustache. [New York Times]

        So I trained solo with Raul, my regal, mustached instructor, who on day one greeted me with a hearty “hola” and a nod to follow him through the stables. [Wall Street Journal]

    Outside the U.S.

        Many thought some moustaches made their owners look like porn stars. [Chronicle Herald (Canada)]

        Outside, the moustached Mr Osbourne is still separated from the door by at least 100 people.  [Independent]

        It is tempting to think that the majority of this material is of the lame-storyline, large-moustache, Vaseline-lens variety. [Sydney Morning Herald]

    Mustachio

        It’s a quirky brand that sports a retro image of a chef with a luxuriant mustachio and a dreamy look in his eyes. [New York Times]

        A week ago, you would’ve passed that shaggy, mustachioed grey mass of dog and sneered. [Globe and Mail]