A dark appearance on a man’s chin and face caused by the slight growth of beard that has occurred since he shaved in the morning.
More example sentences
- I shaved and washed my face before I left, getting rid of the slight five o'clock shadow that cursed my face around dinner time.
- A heavy handlebar moustache hangs over a solid jaw, grey with a permanent five o'clock shadow.
- He could shave at breakfast, reach five o'clock shadow by midday, and have a fully grown handlebar by teatime.
Definition of five o'clock shadow in:
- The US English dictionary