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Entry from April 13, 2020
Isobeard (isolation + beard)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic caused many people to live in isolation. Many men grew beards, sometimes given the portmanteau word “isobeard” (isolation + beard).

“#IsoBeard” was posted on Twitter by RazorWisconsin on March 16, 2020 (and in several follow-up tweets). “People growing isolation beards! How do you not touch your face during the itchy phase of facial hair growth? #isobeard #itscomingofftomorrow #donttouchyourface” was posted on Twitter by Richard Crouse on March 23, 2020. “Isobeard” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on March 31, 2020.

A different, meteorology-related definition of “isobeard” was posted on the blog Scott Sabol’s World of Weather on February 7, 2006.

“Coveard” (COVID-19/coronavirus + beard) is a similar term.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Scott Sabol’s World of Weather
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2006
BEARDS: The measure of a man
(...)
But first, I needed a scientific term.

Also, how could beard density be quantified?

Since my background is in meteorology, I took a weather-type term and changed a bit to describe what I needed. In weather, an isobar is a line of equal pressure. So, I thought, the lines showing equal beard density should be appropriately named: ISOBEARD

Twitter
RazorWisconsin
@RazorWisconsin
I cannot grow a beard, but we will see how much facial hair I can grow over the next few weeks. You will be impressed....at how unmanly I really am.
#nobeard #IsoBeard #razorwisconsin
0:09
11:18 AM · Mar 16, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
RazorWisconsin
@RazorWisconsin
Day 2 of my Isolation Beard #IsoBeard is still unimpressive.
-Reggie @RazorReggie
0:15
10:46 AM · Mar 17, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Elwood
@SonicElwood
Replying to @RazorWisconsin and @DecentDadReggie
I see stubble! #IsoBeard
GIF
6:26 PM · Mar 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Richard Crouse
@RichardCrouse
People growing isolation beards! How do you not touch your face during the itchy phase of facial hair growth? #isobeard #itscomingofftomorrow #donttouchyourface
GIF
8:36 PM · Mar 23, 2020 from Toronto, Ontario·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ben Horne
@BenHorne_
Isobeard on its way - only positive really
9:40 AM · Mar 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Urban Dictionary
isobeard
When you’re in isolation due to coronavirus and you can’t be bothered shaving anymore.
Mate, check out isobeard, four weeks without shaving now!
#coronavirus
by isobeard March 31, 2020

Twitter
Chris Macheras
@chrismacheras
Project Iso-Beard is underway. #isoart #isolife #isobeard
0:04
5:30 AM · Apr 7, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Edward Swift
@swiftynz
#lockdownnz day 20: how’s your iso-beard coming along?
@BecGuest
is threatening to shave mine off while I sleep #isobeard
6:42 AM · Apr 14, 2020·Twitter for Android

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