straight razor

noun

Definition of straight razor

: a razor with a rigid steel cutting blade hinged to a case that forms a handle when the razor is open for use

Examples of straight razor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An attraction to the art of straight razor shaving led her to carve a new career path. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Trust Tim Burton to take on Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning 1979 musical about a Victorian barber who gleefully turns his customers into meat pies — and let Johnny Depp wig out with a straight razor in the title role. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 14 Mar. 2022 Jim taken that straight razor away from Harrison yet? Kelly Mcclure, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2021 After Lewis’ death in 2020 of pancreatic cancer, shop owner Jared Scott spoke about the first time Lewis came into his business for a hot shave with a straight razor. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 There’s a very cake-and-it-too approach to the way the movie takes a straight razor to the collective romanticizing of Swinging Sixties London. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 29 Oct. 2021 The straight razor and scissors are made from stainless steel. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 Aug. 2021 There’s an axe, a pocket knife, a meat cleaver, a chef’s knife, and even a straight razor. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 25 July 2021 Hanni is the invention of Leslie Tessler, a beauty-industry veteran who fell in love with a straight razor after getting her face shaved at a men's barbershop in Tokyo. Sara Tan, refinery29.com, 9 July 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'straight razor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of straight razor

1917, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best razors for women.

Learn More About straight razor

Time Traveler for straight razor

Time Traveler

The first known use of straight razor was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near straight razor

straight rail

straight razor

straight-run

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for straight razor

Last Updated

11 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Straight razor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20razor. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on straight razor

Nglish: Translation of straight razor for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!