follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

five o'clock shadow

noun
1.
the rather dark stubble that appears on a man's face some hours after shaving, typically in the late afternoon if he shaved in the morning.
Also, five-o'clock shadow.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for five-o'clock shadow

five-o'clock shadow

noun
1.
beard growth visible late in the day on a man's shaven face
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for five-o'clock shadow

five o'clock shadow

noun

A growth of stubble that becomes visible in the late afternoon on the face of a man who has shaved earlier in the day (1937+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for five o'clock shadow

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for five

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends