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Sideburns

Origins of the Term Sideburns

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Written by Helmut Watterott The name sideburn or sideburns refers to a beard, a type of facial hair or ‘lamb chops’ is often attributed to General Burnside who sported the unique looking beard. It is believed that they changed the name to sideburns in the early 1800’s and it became a popular beard…

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