This lesson will help you define beard, goatee, stubble, clean-shaven, moustache, sideburns, five o’clock shadow, whiskers and handlebar moustache.
(a) beard noun hair that grows on a man’s chin and cheeks
- My beard is starting to go grey as I am getting older.
(a) goatee noun a small, pointed beard that grows on a man’s chin – like that of a goat.
- My goatee is growing down and my hat is growing up.
(–) stubble uncountable noun the short hairs on a man’s face if he hasn’t shaved for a few days
- Leave my stubble or shave it off?
clean-shaven adjective a man without a beard or moustache
- My new clean-shaven image will definitely get me a new woman.
(a) moustache noun the hair growing below a man’s, or a woman’s, nose
- Some men like women with moustaches.
(–) sideburns plural noun hair grown by a man in front of his ears
- With my wild hair and sideburns I look like someone from the 18th century.
(a) five o’clock shadow noun the small hairs growing on a man’s face in the afternoon since his shave in the morning
- An android with a five o’clock shadow looks almost human.
(–) whiskers plural noun an old-fashioned name for hair growing on a man’s cheeks
- Many men in the 19th century had long whiskers.
(a) handlebar moustache noun a long moustache that curls up at both ends
- The most famous photo of Salvador Dali shows him with a very long thin handlebar moustache.
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