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Definition of aftershave

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "This Is What 'Home Alone' Would Be Like If Kevin McCallister Had A Google Home," 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,, "Is a 3-day beard a deal breaker — or just scruffy enough?," 2 July 2018 The company also sells aftershave, beard balm, pomade, lip balm and candles. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This natural deodorant made on a Wisconsin family farm sells for $7 a stick at Whole Foods," 19 June 2018 Up to that point, players would get licensing deals—but for aftershave, packets of crisps, beer. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Simon Doonan's New Book, Soccer Style, Is The World Cup Guide for Off-Pitch Excellence," 15 June 2018 Did the person wear perfume or a particular aftershave? Sallie Tisdale, Good Housekeeping, "Everything to Expect, Say, and Do When a Loved One Is About to Die," 13 June 2018 The 42-year-old mogul’s nine-piece men’s collection includes hair care as well as shaving cream, an aftershave balm and a beard oil. Jamie Spain,, "Rick Ross Reveals He’s ‘Feeling Good’ After Health Scare As He Debuts New Hair Care Line," 27 Apr. 2018 The collection will include a beard oil, shampoo, conditioner, hair & body wash, styling gel, shaving cream, aftershave balm, classic pomade and styling wax. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Rick Ross and His Beard Are Launching a Beauty Line," 23 Apr. 2018 Instead, rinse the blade in warm water, reapply shave cream to the spot, and then shave the patch again in the same direction—against the grain of the hair. 6. Calm the skin with cold water and an aftershave balm. Adam Hurly, GQ, "How to Prevent Razor Burn," 3 Mar. 2018

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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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“Aftershave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aftershave

: a pleasant-smelling liquid that some men put on their faces after they have shaved

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