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barbershop

1barbershop

noun bar·ber·shop \ˈbär-bər-ˌshäp\

: a place where a barber works

Full Definition of BARBERSHOP

:  a barber's place of business

First Known Use of BARBERSHOP

1579

2barbershop

adjective

Definition of BARBERSHOP

:  of a style of unaccompanied group singing of popular songs usually marked by highly conventionalized close harmony

Origin of BARBERSHOP

from the old custom of men in barbershops forming quartets for impromptu singing of sentimental songs
First Known Use: 1910

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