shaveling

[ sheyv-ling ]
/ ˈʃeɪv lɪŋ /

noun

Older Use: Disparaging. a clergyman with a shaven or tonsured head.
a young fellow; youngster.

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Origin of shaveling

First recorded in 1520–30; shave + -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for shaveling

shaveling
/ (ˈʃeɪvlɪŋ) /

noun archaic

derogatory a priest or clergyman with a shaven head
a young fellow; youth
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