unshaven

adjective
un·​shav·​en | \ ˌən-ˈshā-vən \
variants: or less commonly unshaved \ ˌən-​ˈshāvd \

Definition of unshaven

: not shaven … rubbing her cheek against the grain of his unshaven chin …— Frank Norris an unshaven man

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Many Instagram followers have shared their appreciation for Amandla's decision to go unshaven. Jennifer Lance, Teen Vogue, "Amandla Stenberg Showed Armpit Hair During the Red Carpet Premiere of “The Hate U Give”," 22 Oct. 2018 The style of the gown, which featured spaghetti straps, layered pieces of fabric, and a cut that hit high above her knees, put her unshaven legs and armpits on full display. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Lourdes Leon Showed Off Leg and Armpit Hair at the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Anniversary Event," 7 Nov. 2018 Just look at any photo of Gritty: his lidless, spinning eyes; his inert tongue; his unshaven beard which avalanches over his collarbone, like a Portland bartender’s. Jason Gay, WSJ, "The Fuzzy Terror of Sports Mascots," 27 Sep. 2018 At times, the Grammy award-winning musician Paula Cole received less attention for her music than for her unshaven armpits. Rhaina Cohen, The New Republic, "What the 1990s Got Wrong," 29 June 2018 In the early weeks of the administration, Cohen was spotted unshaven, roaming the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Author: Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Robert Costa, Anchorage Daily News, "‘A bomb on Trump’s front porch’: FBI’s Cohen raids hit home for the president," 10 Apr. 2018 In the early weeks of the administration, Cohen was spotted unshaven, roaming the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. chicagotribune.com, "'A bomb on Trump's front porch': FBI's Cohen raids hit home for the president," 10 Apr. 2018 Some 20 feet away, the actual 17-foot diameter Earthships were being built by a handful of unshaven, sunburned volunteers. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "In hurricane’s aftermath, Puerto Rico moves from survival to revival," 20 Apr. 2018 In the early weeks of the administration, Cohen was spotted unshaven, roaming the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Author: Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Robert Costa, Anchorage Daily News, "‘A bomb on Trump’s front porch’: FBI’s Cohen raids hit home for the president," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unshaven

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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