EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN | IDIOMS noun a sharp-edged instrument used especially for shaving the face or trimming the hair. an electrically powered instrument used for the same purpose. verb (used with object) to shave, cut, or remove with or as if with a razor. Idioms on the razor's edge, in a difficult or precarious position. Origin of razor 1250–1300; Middle English rasour
Old French rasor,
-or -or 2 Related forms ra·zor·less, adjective un·ra·zored, adjective
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Examples from the Web for razored Historical Examples of razored British Dictionary definitions for razored noun a sharp implement used esp by men for shaving the face on a razor's edge or on a razor-edge in an acute dilemma verb (tr) to cut or shave with a razor Word Origin for razor
C13: from Old French
raseor, from raser to shave; see raze
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Word Origin and History for razored n.
late 13c., from Old French
raseor "a razor" (12c.), from raser "to scrape, shave" (see rase). Razor clam (1835, American English) so called because its shell resembles an old folding straight-razor. Razor-edge figurative of sharpness or a fine surface from 1680s.
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Idioms and Phrases with razored
see sharp as a tack (razor).
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