shaving

noun

shav·​ing ˈshā-viŋ How to pronounce shaving (audio)
1
: the act of one that shaves
2
: something shaved off
wood shavings

Examples of shaving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the signature vanilla includes shavings of gula jawa, the sugar of Indonesian coconut palms. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 Sharp greens, like arugula and dandelion, are tamed with the umami thump of fish sauce (or anchovies), then tossed with lemon juice, slices of seared or grilled steak and shavings of Grana Padano. Scott Hocker, theweek, 24 June 2024 On the other hand, body shaving has exploded over the last 20 years. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 18 June 2024 Farm employees can track in shavings or dirt that may carry the virus from wetlands and farm fields. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for shaving 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shaving was in the 14th century

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“Shaving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaving. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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shaving

noun
shav·​ing
ˈshā-viŋ
1
: the act of one that shaves
2
: something shaved off
wood shavings
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