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

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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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First Known Use of shaver

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Oct 2020

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“Shaver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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