One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Medieval History. A Lombard.
2Informal (humorous). A man with a long beard. Frequently with the implication of old age, wisdom, eccentricity, or distinguished character.
3US. The mature adult male of a wild turkey, typically one over two years old, which has a long beard-like tuft of feathers below the base of its neck.
Old English; earliest use found in Widsith. From long + beard.
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