shaveling

noun
shave·​ling | \ ˈshāv-liŋ How to pronounce shaveling (audio) \

Definition of shaveling

1 usually disparaging : a tonsured clergyman : priest

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Synonyms for shaveling

Synonyms

boy, boychick (or boychik), boyo [Irish], callant [chiefly Scottish], lad, laddie, nipper, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth

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Examples of shaveling in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of shaveling

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shaved

shave grass

shave hook

shaveling

shaver

shaves

shavetail

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The first known use of shaveling was in 1529

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