peach fuzz

noun

informal : fine, light hair and especially such hair growing on the face of a male adolescent
His face showed a bit of peach fuzz, the skin still soft and childlike around his full cheeks.Jamie Lyn Smith
Boys with peach fuzz and pimples … they seemed to transform into men as they pulled on their pads and laced up their skates.Guy Lawson

Examples of peach fuzz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only the easiest way, in my opinion, to get rid of pesky peach fuzz — with the Finishing Touch Flawless Electric Facial Hair Remover. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 Dermaplaning is a popular treatment that removes facial peach fuzz and dead skin cells to create a soft, smooth complexion. Mya Bungar, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2024 The combined removal of dead cells and peach fuzz allows the absorption of skincare products, which leads to a brighter skin tone. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 22 Jan. 2024 This miniature electric shaver features a convenient compact design and is made for picking up peach fuzz on the chin, cheeks, upper lip, and jawline. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 Removing upper lip hair, maintaining eyebrows, and reducing peach fuzz at home can feel a bit daunting. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 Cons The powder made our tester's peach fuzz more detectable. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 The manual exfoliation technique is used to help remove dead surface cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the facial skin. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 20 Oct. 2023 For humans, sweat proved even more useful than protective fur; our thick coat dwindled into peach fuzz to allow water to evaporate more efficiently. WIRED, 30 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peach fuzz was in 1858

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“Peach fuzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peach%20fuzz. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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