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noun

a glue used in fastening false hair, as a beard or mustache, to an actor's skin.

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Origin of spirit gum

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for spirit gum

spirit gum

noun

a glue made from gum dissolved in ether used to stick a false beard, etc, onto the face
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