barbery

noun
bar·​bery | \ ˈbärbərē \
plural -es

Definition of barbery

: the craft of a barber a fashionable dentist … who seems to have graduated from barbery to dentistry— Harvey Graham

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History and Etymology for barbery

Middle French barberie, from barbier barber (from barbe beard, from Latin barba) + -ie -y

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“Barbery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbery. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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