Meaning of burnside in English:

burnside

Pronunciation /ˈbəːnsʌɪd/

noun

usually burnsides
  • A moustache in combination with whiskers on the cheeks but no beard on the chin.

    ‘But as the memory of General Burnside faded, the style became known as simply ‘burnsides,’ and soon an interesting linguistic flip-flop occurred.’
    • ‘‘I sport no such flaming burnsides,’ the ingrate is alleged to have shrieked.’
    • ‘The facial hair term "sideburns" is a variant of "burnsides," named for U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, who wore such facial whisker adornment.’
    • ‘The facial hair term "sideburns" is a variant of "burnsides," named for U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, who wore such facial whisker adornment.’
    • ‘The defendant wore Burnside whiskers of tolerable length, say two or three inches long, of light sandy color.’
    • ‘Like his uncle Henry M Olmsted, he also wore whiskers in the Burnside style, but he started out as a young man with a down turned mustache.’

Origin

Late 19th century named after General Ambrose Burnside (1824–81), American army officer.