- of or relating to a barber or barbering: the tonsorial shop.
Origin of tonsorial
Examples from the Web for tonsorial
A Dutchman who invaded England with portraits and his tonsorial achievement.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
Arthur Carroll made an entrance into the “Tonsorial Parlor.”
Then the “Tonsorial Parlor” and its patrons waiting for a Sunday-morning shave became a truly genteel function.
Next you hove in sight, and held a pow-wow with the tonsorial artist who insisted upon talking shop after hours.Cabbages and Kings
One likes to think of regal features and tonsorial habits setting a fashion.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
- often facetious of or relating to barbering or hairdressing
Word Origin and History for tonsorial
"pertaining to barbers," 1813, from Latin tonsorius "of or pertaining to shearing or shaving," from tonsor "a shaver or barber," from tonsus, past participle of tondere "to shear, shave" (see tonsure). Tonsorious in the same sense is attested from 1650s.