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

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 8 Dec. 2022.

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