birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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Now 2-year-old Keagan Cameron, with brown birthmarks covering his body due to a rare skin condition, has Chip, a doll covered in brown spots. Diane Herbst, PEOPLE.com, "Wisconsin Mom Sews Unique Dolls for Kids Who 'Need Something That Looks Like They Do'," 22 Aug. 2019 Standing shy of her reported 6 feet, Waller-Bridge sports a tousled bob of brown curls and is easily distinguished by the birthmark engaged in an ongoing flirtation with her hairline. Michael O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, "From 'Fleabag' to James Bond and Beyond: Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Death and Her Secret New Movie," 14 Aug. 2019 Know Your Value founder Mika Brzezinski recently sat down with MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian, who wrote an article about her birthmark that for years affected her self-confidence. Renee Morad, NBC News, "Let's get real about body image, self-confidence and how to truly own it," 15 July 2019 The teen persistently inquired about Zamora's identifying features, such as her birthmarks and moles, Guerra said. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Brittany Zamora's attorney shifts blame to 13-year-old student after sentencing," 12 July 2019 In an exclusive interview with Allure, the Pose actress sat down with writer and artist Fatima Jamal to open up about her facial birthmark for the first time. Fatima Jamal, Allure, "Pose Star Hailie Sahar Reveals Her Facial Birthmark For the Very First Time," 27 June 2019 For actress Hailie Sahar, this truth is a birthmark on the left side of her face, which greets her rosy red cheeks gently like a lovely kiss. Fatima Jamal, Allure, "Pose Star Hailie Sahar Reveals Her Facial Birthmark For the Very First Time," 27 June 2019 He was also given a large scarlet birthmark on his face instead of a hunchback. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Review: Wrenching Drama and Vicious Satire," 25 June 2019 People who have never seen a birthmark of my size stare and some even point. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of birthmark

1580, in the meaning defined above

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birthmark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk How to pronounce birthmark (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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