Definition of barber in English:

barber

Syllabification: bar·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈbärbər
 
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noun

  • A person who cuts hair, especially men’s, and shaves or trims beards as an occupation.
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    • Three local men have volunteered to have their beards shaved by a female barber all the way from Seville.
    • Once you get hooked on composting, you'll even start going after the local barber for hair, and even saving dryer lint!
    • Come Monday he would have his hair cut and take a post-weekend shave at the in-house barbers.

verb

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  • Cut or trim (a man’s hair): his hair was neatly barbered
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    • She has 17 years barbering experience and is fully qualified in all aspects of the trade.
    • James Rexroad Fast friends: At home in the Elite mansion, a newly barbered Sammy watches his housemates take a turn.
    • It passed over the sleekly barbered lawns and slightly ruffled the neat rows of asters and cannas.

Origin

Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French barbe (see barb1).

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