shav·er | \ˈshā-vər \

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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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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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 If AT&T-Time Warner succeed, what would the deal mean for consumers — from those who remain faithful to traditional pay-TV services to those who only stream their entertainment, and the growing number of cord-shavers and cord-cutters in between? Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "AT&T payment to Trump lawyer new twist in Time Warner fight that will change cord cutter choices," 10 May 2018 The doctor's advice: Make sure the instruments being used for your manicure and pedicure are sterilized, confirm that the foot baths are properly sanitized, and never let the technician use a razor or shaver on your calluses. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Woman Claims Her Finger Was Cut at a Nail Salon, and Now It May Be Amputated," 4 Apr. 2018 The old/new littleSpoon space now has a full bar, new lighting and a few touches from Comida, including the fake-grass wall and the ice shaver. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "2 restaurants in 1: We’ve got the first look at the food (and menus) for the new littleSpoon/Comida | Charlotte Observer," 19 Mar. 2018 Burglary •Marquell Strong, 28, of the 800 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, was charged with burglary at 1:11 a.m. Feb. 11 after allegedly entering a car parked in the 800 block of Fillmore Street and stealing an electric shaver. Pioneer Press,, "Footprints in snow lead to suspected car burglar in Oak Park: police," 16 Feb. 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

: a young boy

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