Definition of razor in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪzə


  • An instrument with a sharp blade or set of blades, used to remove unwanted hair from the face or body: an electric razor
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    • Some people will be giving away the razors to sell the blades.
    • Disposable razors are very sharp and you can just throw them away when they're done.
    • I also tried a disposable straight razor and never got the hang of it.


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  • Cut with a razor: the tapered cut is razored to give movement
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    • ‘By keeping it short and razoring it, it should help control it,’ said Amy.
    • Denise blunt-cut it to just above her shoulders, and then razored the ends to create a wispy effect.
    • So instead I started using an electric razor to shave closely, but gradually got tired of that and just started razoring it again.


Middle English: from Old French rasor, from raser 'shave closely' (see raze).

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