razor

noun ra·zor \ ˈrā-zər \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of razor

: a keen-edged cutting instrument for shaving or cutting hair

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Origin and Etymology of razor

Middle English rasour, from Anglo-French rasur, from raser to raze, shave — more at rase



RAZOR Defined for English Language Learners

razor

noun

Definition of razor for English Language Learners

  • : a tool or device with a sharp edge that is used to shave or cut hair from the face, body, or head


RAZOR Defined for Kids

razor

noun ra·zor \ ˈrā-zər \

Definition of razor for Students

: a sharp cutting instrument used to shave off hair


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