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Shavian

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noun Sha·vi·an \ˈshā-vē-ən\

Definition of Shavian

  1. :  an admirer or devotee of G. B. Shaw, his writings, or his social and political theories

Shavian adjective


Origin of shavian

New Latin Shavius, latinized form of George Bernard Shaw


First Known Use: 1905

Rhymes with shavian


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