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Beard (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"My little brother never cared about you. You know? You were just his beard."

A beard is an in-the-closet gay man's girlfriend, used to keep up the pretense to the world that he is actually straight. (*cough*Katie Holmes?*cough*) It can also be used to describe a lesbian's boyfriend, although there's another term for that, merkin. The things you learn on the interweb. It's open for debate whether Dick is implying that Beaver was gay and using Mac as his beard, or whether he's using beard in another sense, suggesting that Mac was Beaver's beard in the sense of hiding his crazy, evil, mass-murdering ways.

3.01 "Welcome Wagon"

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