from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Compulsive eating of hair.


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  • (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

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

    June 8, 2010

  • *nibbles frogapplause's moustache*

    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

  • 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

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

    June 8, 2010

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

    June 8, 2010

  • Allotrichophagic? Or just weirdo?

    June 8, 2010

  • 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