ra·​zor | \ ˈrā-zər How to pronounce razor (audio) \

Definition of razor

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

Examples of razor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This immediately absorbed balm works by rapidly moisturizing the skin to soothe razor burns and irritation. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 Ditch your disposable Venus razor for its fancier counterpart. ELLE, 5 May 2022 People who develop razor burn from cartridge razors would benefit from these. Isadora Baum, Allure, 5 May 2022 Toshinsky overdubbed razor-like slide guitar at a later date, and ERNEST and Jelly Roll aced the ghostly foundation with a series of low vocal notes. Tom Roland, Billboard, 3 May 2022 The head-to-toe black with pinstripes is also just razor sharp. Matt Young, Chron, 20 Apr. 2022 Once my hair had been washed and towel-dried, Grace started to snip inches off my ends using the razor cutting technique. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 15 Apr. 2022 Schick’s new disposable razor for men and women is made and packaged to appeal to its sustainability conscious customers. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2022 In terms of accessories, the Matelassé Monochrome bag made its triumphant debut, along with the new Verneuil boot, featuring a razor-sharp heel and paired with oversized jeans. Claire Stern, ELLE, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of razor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for razor

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

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19 May 2022

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“Razor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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ra·​zor | \ ˈrā-zər How to pronounce razor (audio) \

Kids Definition of razor

: a sharp cutting instrument used to shave off hair

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