clean-shaven

adjective clean-shav·en \ ˈklēn-ˈshā-vən \

Definition of clean-shaven

: having the hair shaved off
  • His colorful language is as much a part of his image as his clean-shaven head and bulging biceps.
  • —Roman Modrowski
especially : having a shaved face : having no beard or mustache
  • Her ideal mate is at least 6-foot-3, athletic and either clean-shaven or sporting a nice goatee.
  • Ebony

First Known Use of clean-shaven

1823

in the meaning defined above

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