Sha·​vi·​an ˈshā-vē-ən How to pronounce Shavian (audio)
: an admirer or devotee of G. B. Shaw, his writings, or his social and political theories
Shavian adjective

Word History


New Latin Shavius, latinized form of George Bernard Shaw

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shavian was in 1905

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“Shavian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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