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I thought that “eggbeard” was a term of common parlance, but not only have I discovered that many Frock Flicks readers are unfamiliar with it, but I’m the only writer to use it (at least in my posts)! That means it falls on me (oh joy) to explain this term and concept. And it’s true, do a google for “eggbeard” and nothing much comes up. It’s not even in Urban Dictionary! WTFrock, kids!
I think I learned the term amongst my historical costumer friends, particularly those who perform at Renaissance faires. The term simply refers to a man’s beard that’s long, unkempt, and likely has bits of food stuck in it. Where did the term come from? I can’t tell you, as the only things Google turns up are a few usages as gamers’ user names and a 1930 satirical book, 1066 and All That, which mentions various egg- names for Anglo-Saxon kings, including “Eggbeard.”
All I can really do is demonstrate with visuals what I mean when I use the term “eggbeard”!
Now, it should be noted that I am seriously pro-facial hair! I just like it groomed! Here are some beards I have swooned over in the past:
I hope we’re clear now! Feel free to share your scariest frock flick eggbeards in the comments.