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 But at least Cats was about cats; the message musical has taken Lloyd Webber’s philosophy and affixed it, with the dramatic equivalent of spirit gum, to its earnest social causes. Vulture, 28 Mar. 2023 The duo used spirit gum, which hairstylists use to lay down the hairlines of wigs. Faith Cummings, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2022 Mortician's wax, putty, spirit gum, and grease paint. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 20 Nov. 2021 Give your face a base coat with primer, then glue a zipper onto your face using spirit gum. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, 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, 13 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spirit gum was in 1871

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“Spirit gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirit%20gum. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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