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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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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The first known use of shaveling was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Shaveling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaveling. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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