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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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 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 Their two children come in to find both parents on the floor, their mother weeping, their father’s head bloodied, three unshaven red-eyed bozos looming over them, their guns out. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Treatments," 24 Mar. 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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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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