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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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Examples from the web for clean-shaven
  • He keeps his salt-and-pepper hair neatly combed and, even out in the wild, manages a clean-shaven appearance every morning.
  • He's clean-shaven, a sign of fanaticism in a country of scraggly beards.
  • His hair is slicked flat on his head, and he is clean-shaven.
  • People point out the old-school way of television would say you've gotta be clean-shaven.
  • Males must have short hair in a natural color, be clean-shaven and wear no excess jewelry.
  • Unless in the process of growing a beard or mustache, an employee shall be clean-shaven.
  • Respirators should fit properly and be worn only on a clean-shaven face to be effective.
  • He was clean-shaven with short, dark hair and brown eyes.
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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