Five-o-clock-shadow definition

The definition of a five o clock shadow is the visible beard growth a man gets on his face if he has not shaved for awhile.

An example of a five o clock shadow is the start to a beard that a man has in the afternoon because he has not shaved since the morning.

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A slight growth of beard, as that which would be visible in the late afternoon on the face of a man who had shaved in the morning.
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A beard growth visible late in the day on a man whose face was clean-shaven in the morning.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of five-o-clock-shadow - 5-o-clock-shadow

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
five-o-clock-shadow
Plural:
five-o-clock-shadows