Shavian

noun
Sha·​vi·​an | \ ˈshā-vē-ən How to pronounce Shavian (audio) \

Definition of Shavian

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

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Shavian adjective

First Known Use of Shavian

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shavian

New Latin Shavius, latinized form of George Bernard Shaw

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“Shavian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shavian. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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