The practice of reality TV pseudo-celebs, primarily on the Discovery Channel, using product in their beards to give the appearance of a long, hard, straight beard, resembling the male mammal penile erection in appearance.
Neil: "Did you catch all those beard-ons on Discovery last night?"

Bob: "I know, right? It's like they won't give you a show unless you're a visable douche..."
by BADxKARMA February 19, 2013
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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
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Any opposite sex escort taken to an event in an effort to give a homosexaul person the apperance of being out on a date with a person of the opposite sex.
Half of the women on the red carpet at the movie premier were not real dates, but beards.
by Rob October 29, 2004
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A boss ass beard that is grown by I.T professionals
Wow check out that guys IT beard, he must know what the fuck he's doing.
by tal0s July 31, 2011
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An act that someone gay does when afraid to come out of the closet. usually this means dating a girl when you like guys just to coverup.
Person: that guys so bearding

**guy walks down hall with girl but checks out a guy**
by 529advice June 12, 2014
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a man or woman used as a cover for a gay partner
poor Jenny, she has no idea that she's been Allen's beard for the past 5 years
by Meadow Soprano September 23, 2005
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The significant other of a person who is gay... BUT they are of the opposite sex. A beard is used to make the world think the gay partner is straight. Sometimes the beard knows they're a beard, and sometimes they're being deceived.
"I didn't want her to think that I was Gay and I was hiding it from her, and that I was using her as like a "beard". 'Cause that's what the whole internet probably thinks!" - Shane Dawson, Coming Out Video.
by ZebraSocks June 18, 2018
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