There was lots of heavy makeup,” Sheppard says, “to cover up the stubble.
After a few years of stubble, the lumberjack whiskers returned, now dyed black.
First, 60-year-old white men should never dance alone at a public gathering—he was about as smooth as five-day stubble.
c.1300, "stumps of grain stalks left in the ground after reaping," from Old French estuble "stubble" (French éteule), from Latin stupla, reduced form of stipula "stalk, straw;" related to stipes "trunk, stick." Applied from c.1600 to bristles on a man's unshaven face.