barber

bar•ber
[[t]ˈbɑr bər[/t]] n.
1) a person whose occupation is to cut and dress the hair, esp. of male customers, and to shave or trim the beard
2) to trim or dress the hair or beard of
3) to work as a barber
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME barbour < AF; OF barbeor=barb(e) (< L barba beard) +-eor < L -ātōr -ator

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • barber — [bär′bər] n. [ME & OFr barbour; ult. < ML barbator < L barba,BEARD] a person whose work is cutting hair, shaving and trimming beards, etc. vt. to cut the hair of, shave, etc. vi. to work as a barber …   English World dictionary

  • Barber — Bar ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barbered} (b[aum]r b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barbering}.] To shave and dress the beard or hair of. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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