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[kleen-shey-vuh n] /ˈklinˈʃeɪ vən/
(of a man) having the beard and mustache shaved off.
Origin of clean-shaven
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He rose—a big fellow with heavy shoulders, a clean-shaven, youthful face, and flaxen hair.

    The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts
  • He's—well, he's nice-looking and—and clean-shaven—and, oh, you'll recognize him.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Atwill was a lean, clean-shaven man who chewed gum hungrily.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • If it were not for these ribbons, you would not know one from the other, as the husband is clean-shaven.

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • He was a stern-looking man with deep-set grey eyes and a square, clean-shaven chin.

British Dictionary definitions for clean-shaven


(of men) having the facial hair shaved off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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