New England Trivia – The term “sideburns” is named after Ambrose Burnside, a former governor of Rhode Island


The term “sideburns” is named after Ambrose Burnside, a former governor of Rhode Island. The term sideburns is a 19th-century corruption of the original burnsides, named after American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, a man known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a moustache, but left the chin clean-shaven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sideburns

 

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