five-o'clock shadow

noun

Definition of five-o'clock shadow 

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

Learn More about five-o'clock shadow

Share five-o'clock shadow

Statistics for five-o'clock shadow

Look-up Popularity

Comments on five-o'clock shadow

What made you want to look up five-o'clock shadow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!