verb (used with object)
Origin of barber
Definition for barber (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for barber
Business owners swept up glass in front of their barber shop.
That is why Malloy is campaigning on a lonely stretch of barber shops and boxing gyms in New Haven a week before the election.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If you say a bad word about someone here, it gets around fast,” said Jack West, the barber.Nunn-Perdue: The Devil Went Down to Perry, Georgia|Patricia Murphy|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looked, that dreadful afternoon, as if he had just come from his barber, tailor and haberdasher.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Admirable stuff, but also on his agenda could be just a fleeting visit to a barber.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I pinned a clean towel round my neck, barber fashion, and pulling the pins out of my hair, shook it down over my shoulders.The Motor Maid|Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
The witnesses on the side of the petition were a butcher woman, a barber's 'prentice, and two or three other inferior people.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
The barber knit his brows and glanced angrily at the young man.The Barber of Paris|Charles Paul de Kock
The house where Barber was lodging stood high up on the side of a hill.
In 1525 he was junior of the three wardens of the Barber Surgeons Company.The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley
British Dictionary definitions for barber (1 of 2)
Word Origin for barber
British Dictionary definitions for barber (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for barber
c.1300, from Anglo-French barbour (attested as a surname from early 13c.), from Old French barbeor, barbieor (Modern French barbier, which has a more restricted sense than the English word), from Vulgar Latin *barbatorem, from Latin barba "beard" (see barb (n.)). Originally also regular practitioners of surgery, they were restricted to haircutting and dentistry under Henry VIII.