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five-o'clock shadow

noun

Simple Definition of five-o'clock shadow

  • : the beginning of a beard that you can see late in the afternoon on the face of a man who has not shaved since morning

Full Definition of five-o'clock shadow

  1. :  the beginning of a beard that shows up late in the afternoon on the face of a man who has not shaved since morning

Word by Word Definitions

shadowplay
  1. :  partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body

    :  a reflected image

    :  shelter from danger or observation

  1. :  shelter, protect

    :  to cast a shadow upon :  cloud

    :  to shelter from the sun

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling a shadow cabinet

    :  having an indistinct pattern

    :  having darker sections of design


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