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

  • Yes, that was certainly the word with which I was taunted. – Qube May 30 '12 at 12:45

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