shaveling

noun shave·ling \ ˈshāv-liŋ \

Definition of shaveling

1 usually disparaging : a tonsured clergyman : priest

Examples of shaveling in a Sentence

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


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