The term 'Beard' is used to describe a person who is being used by another person to cover something up. This can range from gay men using a girlfriend as a beard to make people think he is straight, or someone using a friend to make people think they are hanging out with them when really they are with someone else.
Jimmy has dropped his beard girlfriend and finally admitted he is gay.

Amy is just Hannah's beard, I heard Hannah was really with Tom last night...
by uberbecky January 02, 2010
1. A boy or girl hired as a celebritys boyfriend/girlfriend by that celebritys management, usually for publicity.
Fan 1: "Ugh, did you hear that Eleanor Calder is dating Louis Tomlinson of One Direction?"
Fan 2: "Lmao, no, she's a beard, duh!"
by larrystylinsonisreal January 27, 2014
when a gay man and a gay woman date each other to hide that fact that they're gay
I know they are doing beards, but everyone else may not know it.

It may be safe to do beards.

4 students in the GSA were doing beards.
by Musichead2468 April 26, 2011
Cover, bamboozle, con, a fake or false front, to mislead. A minimal deception with the intent of making it easer for others to ignore that which is obvious. Not a real deception to those who would see the truth. A concept from the homosexual "Beard", carried to its true more universal usage.
He drove a late model domestic SUV as a "beard" to cover his true wealth.
by Santa Jeff November 30, 2013
Facial hair which usually grows only in men's face. A beard is one of the most essentially manly attributes; in the middle ages kings would swear oaths by their beards, and saying that a man doesn't honor the beard on his face was one of the worst insults.

Beards start growing during puberty and are, therefore, an external signal of sexual development.

Some women unfortunatelly can't appreciate the manly awesomeness of a beard, for they're influenced by the wrong mentality, propagated by Gillette, which deems men with uncut beards as impolite or careless.

Sporting a beard means you have a cool and positive attitude towards your body, your image and your individuality, but beware: if your beard is too long, you'll look ugly/stupid/like a socialist pot head. If you were stupid enough to stand your beard itching because you thought it would be cool to have a very long beard, you're a provincial fool and you deserve that women run away from you.
I like Mark's beard, he looks manly and cool.
I hate Joe's beard, he looks like a jerk with that absurdely long beard.
by Barone June 29, 2013
a woman use to hide the homosexuality on someone
danielle campbell and briana jungwirth are beards of louis tomlinson, because he is in fucking love with harry styles, asshole.
by larryisfuckngrealbtch March 15, 2016
lit. "bear'd" ... From the Olde Englishe, meaning to become more like a bear, to be bear-like. Now a beard means facial hair in the chinnal region, sadly referring even unto hair on hipster pansy-chins.
"My goodness, sir, it appears your face has the appearance of a bear"
"Fuck oath, it's bear'd" beard
by el_chupanibre October 29, 2013
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