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Dictionary Definition

shaver

Noun

1 an adult male who shaves
2 a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]
3 a razor powered by an electric motor [syn: electric shaver, electric razor]

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Pronunciation

Etymology

-er shave
In its meaning of a young man, recorded since 1592, the word shaver has also been postulated to derive from the Romany chhavo 'young man', which also gives us the modern slang chav, ultimately derived from the Sanskrit chhaapaa 'infant' (human or animal)

Noun

  1. One who shaves
  2. barber, one whose occupation is to shave.
  3. A tool or machine for shaving; an electric razor.
  4. One who is close in bargains; a sharper.
  5. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
  6. A boy; a lad; a little fellow.

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Extensive Definition

Shaver refers to a person or object which shaves:
shaver in German: Shaver
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