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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When Ono Ice first started making appearances in 2012, the operation consisted of a hand-crank ice shaver and a cooler that owner Rebecca Davis would set up on a folding table outside of restaurants and breweries in town. Birmingham Magazine,, "Birmingham City Bite: Shave Ice from Ono Ice," 11 July 2019 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 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 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 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 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

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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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