shave·​ling ˈshāv-liŋ How to pronounce shaveling (audio)
usually disparaging : a tonsured clergyman : priest

Examples of shaveling in a Sentence

ever since he was a shaveling, he's wanted to be an airline pilot, just like his dad

Word History

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shaveling was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Shaveling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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