Definition of barber in English:


Line breaks: bar¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbə


A person who cuts men’s hair and shaves or trims beards as an occupation: he had his hair cut at the local barber’s
More example sentences
  • 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.


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Cut or trim (a man’s hair): his hair was neatly barbered
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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