: having the hair cut close to the skin
a shaved head
: cut from a larger portion into thin slivers or slices
shaved ice
Instead of cheese shaving, try shaved fennel, radish or cucumber. An Asian-style presentation could include soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger and shaved daikon radish.Sam Gugino

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shaved was in 1604

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“Shaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaved. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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