spirit gum


Definition of spirit gum

: a solution (as of gum arabic in ether) used especially for attaching false hair to the skin

Examples of spirit gum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Taylor, creating the faux nose with spirit gum was the most difficult part of the process. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "This "Upside Down Head" Scary Halloween Makeup Is Absolutely Terrifying," 13 Oct. 2018 Making your hand look like it's been hacked off requires spirit gum, cotton balls and whole lot of red face paint. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "The Scariest Halloween Makeup Tutorials," 8 Oct. 2018 Give your face a base coat with primer, then glue a zipper onto your face using spirit gum. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "The Scariest Halloween Makeup Tutorials," 8 Oct. 2018 To start of the bloody brilliant liner, Theenaart painted on spirit gum (a.k.a. a makeup adhesive) in the shape of winged eyeliner. Devon Abelman, Allure, "This Winged Eyeliner Made Out of Fake Blood Combines Glam and Gore," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of spirit gum

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Spirit gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirit%20gum. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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