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How in one word do you describe the soft, thin, first-time mustache that grows when a boy goes through puberty?

Tender? Immature?

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'Peach fuzz' is the phrase I've heard. 'Course, that's two words. –  JAM May 30 '12 at 2:13
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You mean one term, or one word? What is this for that you need just a single word without spaces or hyphens in it? The term “peach fuzz” is a single entry in the OED: 1. Something resembling the down of a peach in texture; esp. soft facial hair, often that of an adolescent boy. –  tchrist May 30 '12 at 2:19
    
Yes. Thats answers my question. Thank you. –  Alexander May 30 '12 at 3:13
    
Just as an added angle, a popular Hebrew term for it is "Bar-Mitzvah moustache" –  Avner Shahar-Kashtan May 30 '12 at 5:16
    
Wispy and scraggly come immediately to mind. –  Bill Lefurgy May 30 '12 at 15:58

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Peach fuzz. From OED:

Chiefly N. Amer. (orig. U.S.). A. n.

  1. Something resembling the down of a peach in texture; esp. soft facial hair, often that of an adolescent boy.
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Linking to the OED rather than Urban Dictionary would make this a better answer. –  Callithumpian May 30 '12 at 3:45
    
Didn't realize I could! –  cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 May 30 '12 at 14:05

When I had stuff like this on my upper lip it was referred to by my elders and (doubtless) betters as bum-fluff.

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Good answer, for beard. –  Alexander May 30 '12 at 5:06
    
Yes, that was certainly the word with which I was taunted. –  Qube May 30 '12 at 12:45

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