af·​ter·​shave | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌshāv How to pronounce aftershave (audio) \

Definition of aftershave

: a usually scented lotion for use on the face after shaving

Examples of aftershave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fresh, subtle fragrance of this aftershave is thanks to the presence of aromatic bitter gum of myrrh and natural essential oils. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 On the lookout for an aftershave with a touch of extra class? Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 This understated deodorant stick from Hermès carries the incredible fragrance of Terre d’Hermès, so your deodorant won’t interfere with your aftershave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Mar. 2022 According to the article, the cologne was $35 and the aftershave was $25 per bottle. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 2 Mar. 2021 Finish up with an aftershave moisturizer, then a beard oil to soften and condition your beard. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 11 Apr. 2020 For starters, Kevin can have Google Home check his calendar, order him new aftershave (no more unsupervised trips to the supermarket), and set reminders to clean the house. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, 19 Dec. 2018 And, no amount of Axe body spray (which is overpowering, as is any other cologne or aftershave) can mask the smell of dirty and unclean. Ellen Warren,, 2 July 2018 The company also sells aftershave, beard balm, pomade, lip balm and candles. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of aftershave

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftershave

after- + shave entry 2

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The first known use of aftershave was in 1887

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8 Jun 2022

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“Aftershave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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