plural -es
: the craft of a barber
a fashionable dentist … who seems to have graduated from barbery to dentistryHarvey Graham

Word History


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

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“Barbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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