ra·​zor ˈrā-zər How to pronounce razor (audio)
: a keen-edged cutting instrument for shaving or cutting hair

Examples of razor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keeping soap, towels, uniforms, gear and razors to yourself. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Much of the film rests on a razor’s edge between funny and frightening, which makes its twists and turns all the more surprising. EW.com, 2 June 2024 Then, on January 28, 1936, another inmate by the name of James Day attacked Loeb in the prison shower, slashing him more than 50 times with a razor. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2024 The wound should not be cut with a knife or a razor. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for razor 

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Word History


Middle English rasour, from Anglo-French rasur, from raser to raze, shave — more at rase

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Razor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


ra·​zor ˈrā-zər How to pronounce razor (audio)
: a sharp cutting instrument used to shave off hair

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