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What is the single word for the tiny pieces of hair left in your razor after you shave?

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    I use the word "hair". – Brad Jan 23 '14 at 19:49
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    Hope you're not thinking of hair clippings and/or trimmings, which are the ends of hair that has been cut off because they do not refer to hair found in razors. – Mari-Lou A Jan 24 '14 at 7:37
  • Detrius comes to mind. – JDługosz Oct 17 '17 at 16:19
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While I've never heard the word used in practice, several online slang dictionaries list snoodge with this meaning:

The substance (consisting of compressed hair shavings, skin, shave cream, blood, and other facial detritus) that collects between the blades of a multi-blade razor, diminishing its effectiveness.
Next razor I buy, I'm getting the kind with the built-in snoodge ejector, so it won't get clogged up and thrown away so quickly.

This sounds to me more like a sniglet than a slang word in actual use. I would use Gnawme's suggestion of stubble instead if you prefer clarity to cleverness.

  • ‘Snoodge’ is used (I've heard it referred to as ‘snudge’ as well), but it means something slightly different. I understand the question here to be about stray hairs that get stuck in the razor, whereas snoodge is more of a gooey substance that clogs up the razor—individual hairs are not identifiable in snoodge, it's just basically goo. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 29 '14 at 1:16
  • Ah, interesting. The sources I found did not seem particularly reliable (and were obviously just copying one another) so I suspected that it was not a real word in actual use. It's quite possible that it's the word that the OP vaguely remembers out of the past, though. – Bradd Szonye Jan 29 '14 at 1:18
  • Bradd -- my memory being what it is (isn't), I believe "snooge" must've been the word I was trying to remember. It certainly wasn't a common word like "stubble" or "hair", but still a simple, one-syllable word. Could be a sniglet. Thanks for the help. – Don Feb 24 '14 at 13:57
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It's called stubble on your face, and it's still called stubble in your razor.

  • I don't know why my stupid answer got voted up and why he didn't accept your answer, I almost fear the reason might be me i.e on witnessing my answer,he thought he won't get competent answers here . – Argot Jan 24 '14 at 16:41
  • I AM new, folks. Don't mean to offend, but I haven't seen an answer to "upvote/accept". Thanks for the efforts. – Don Jan 28 '14 at 17:24
  • Not a problem. Are you looking for a word that you might have heard in the past, and none of the answers posted thus far are that word? – Gnawme Jan 28 '14 at 18:58
  • Correct. Years ago. And I didn't write it down . . . – Don Jan 28 '14 at 19:34
  • Stubble is the short stubs barely sticking out on your face. That does not describe at all the pieces of whiskers hanging on the razor on in the sink. – Mitch Jan 29 '14 at 1:51
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You can refer to it as residual hair .

  • Thanks, but I remember it as a single word that specifically meant what I indicated. – Don Jan 23 '14 at 18:34
  • I thought so ...but this won't be incorrect – Argot Jan 23 '14 at 18:35

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