having no beard or one shaved close to the skin.
(of a male) very young or immature.

Origin of beardless

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at beard, -less
Related formsbeard·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beardless

Contemporary Examples of beardless

Historical Examples of beardless

  • His face was large and beardless, and he had beautiful teeth.

    Wayside Courtships

    Hamlin Garland

  • He was a beardless youngster, and the prince thought to have some sport with him.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • Yet even this "beardless" Parliament had shown a strong conservatism.

  • Both have long hair, but are beardless; and wear the shenti for their sole garment.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • But I see: it is all through the words of this beardless boy.

    The Black Tor

    George Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for beardless



without a beard
too young to grow a beard; immature
Derived Formsbeardlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beardless

early 14c., from beard (n.) + -less.

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