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shaver

[ shey-ver ]
/ ˈʃeɪ vər /
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noun

a person or thing that shaves.
an electric razor.
Informal. a small boy; youngster.
a fellow.
a person who makes close bargains or is extortionate.

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Origin of shaver

1375–1425; late Middle English; see shave, -er1; compare chip off the old block
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British Dictionary definitions for shaver

shaver
/ (ˈʃeɪvə) /

noun

a person or thing that shaves
Also called: electric razor, electric shaver an electrically powered implement for shaving, having reciprocating or rotating blades behind a fine metal comb or pierced foil
informal a youngster, esp a young boy
obsolete a person who makes hard or extortionate bargains
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