stubble

Stubble is the prickly hair that grows back after being shaved. You might find stubble on a man's chin or on a woman's leg.

Stubble is a very specific kind of hair: hair that's been shaved but has grown back a little bit after a few days. On a man's face, stubble isn't quite a beard yet: the hair is short. Stubble feels rough, and it can be itchy. Although some men like the stubble look, most men usually go one way or the other: grow out a beard or shave the stubble off. You can also have stubble anywhere hair has been shaved.

Definitions of stubble
  1. noun
    short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
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    type of:
    beard, face fungus, whiskers
    the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
  2. noun
    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    synonyms: chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw
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    types:
    bran
    broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
    type of:
    plant material, plant substance
    material derived from plants
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