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five o'clock shadow


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  • n. A beard growth visible late in the day on a man whose face was clean-shaven in the morning.


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  • Five o'clock shadow describes a person's face when they have just a little bit of stubble. That is, how they might look at five o'clock, after work, though they did shave that morning.

    September 22, 2009