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  • n. Compulsive eating of hair.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The habit of biting off the ends of the hairs of the beard or mustache.

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  • Weirdo does have an economy of letters over "alltricophage" or "allotrichophagic"; however weirdo completely lacks the virtues of specificity and precision that the former possess.

    June 8, 2010

  • Allotrichophagic? Or just weirdo?

    June 8, 2010

  • What is the name for someone who eats others' hair?

    June 8, 2010

  • *hands bilby the tube of Vegemite with the hope that its malty brown goodness has the power to prevent bezoars*

    June 8, 2010

  • According to Wikipedia, trichophagia is the '...compulsive eating of hair. Most often, long hair is masticated (chewed) while still attached to the head and then swallowed.'
    So I guess that pretty rules out mustaches and cropped hair.

    June 8, 2010

  • I was wondering the same thing, possibleunderscore. How is this done?

    By the way, my definition came from the Wordnik definitions page.

    June 8, 2010

  • *nibbles frogapplause's moustache*

    June 8, 2010

  • Is 'biting' figurative language? How do you bite off the end of a mustache? Unless it's very long, of course.

    June 8, 2010

  • (The habit of biting off the ends of the hairs of the beard or mustache.)

    Why just the beard or moustache? What about the hair on one's head?

    June 8, 2010