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five o'clock shadow

or five-o'clock shadow

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noun

the rather dark stubble that appears on a man's face some hours after shaving, typically in the late afternoon if he shaved in the morning.

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RELATED WORDS

whiskers, stubble

Nearby words

five hundred, five hundred rummy, five ks, five nations, five nations championship, five o'clock shadow, five senses, five stones, five towns, five w's, five-a-side

Origin of five o'clock shadow

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019