shav·​er | \ ˈshā-vər How to pronounce shaver (audio) \

Definition of shaver

1 : a person who shaves
2 archaic : one who swindles
3 : a tool or machine for shaving especially : an electric razor
4 : boy, youngster

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Synonyms for shaver


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

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Examples of shaver in a Sentence

when he was just a shaver back in the old days when my dad was just a little shaver

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Vivian Brandt, aka Auntie Viv, uses a Swan shaver and housemade fruit syrups in flavors like guava and passion fruit, with snow cap and li hing mui powder add-ons, just like on the islands. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Bay Area adventures for that mid-summer bucket list," 7 July 2019 Braun has been making foil shavers since the 1950s. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Choose the Right Electric Shaver," 26 Oct. 2018 The new brand will compete in a more fractured landscape than the one Harry’s encountered for men’s shavers five years ago. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "After men’s razors, Harry’s launches shaving brand for women," 15 Oct. 2018 According to reps for Billie, it's been successful so far: The brand says since the campaign launched, it's received thousands of positive comments from both shavers and nonshavers. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Is Anyone Actually Shaving This Summer? An Investigation," 6 Aug. 2018 Personal grooming for guys could become pricier since hair clippers and electric shavers are on the new list, as are items such as badger hair and boar bristle that are used in old-fashioned shaving brushes. Bruce Einhorn,, "Trump's trade war is about to hit home — and your home is no exception," 11 July 2018 The medical literature has actually tackled this abiding hair question with studies directly comparing the hair regrowth among shavers versus au naturel growth for some 100 years. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Fact or Fiction?: If You Shave (or Wax), Your Hair Will Come Back Thicker," 26 Aug. 2014 According to police, the suspect stole seven shavers valued at $929.93 from the Target at 1201 WP Ball Blvd. Jeff Weiner,, "Cops seek clean-shaved suspect in beard trimmer heist at Sanford Target," 18 June 2018 Procter & Gamble, the American consumer goods giant, which was already selling products like Head and Shoulders shampoo and Braun shavers, is laying off all local staff, employees say, and heading for the exits. New York Times, "Europeans in Iran Bitterly Denounce the U.S. as ‘Caesar’ Amid New Sanctions," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of shaver

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of shaver

: a tool or device that is used to shave hair from your face, body, or head
: a person who shaves
old-fashioned : a young boy

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