razor bump

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razor bump (plural razor bumps)

  1. (informal, usually pluralized) A skin eruption in the area of the mustache or beard, caused by irritation from shaving.
    • 1990 July 19, Lawrence K. Altman, "Health: For Some, 'No Beards' Is Painful Job Rule," New York Times (retrieved 4 August 2013):
      For millions of men . . . shaving is painful because they develop razor bumps on the face and neck from the closely cut ends of hairs that imbed themselves to irritate and scar the skin.


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