- 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.
Origin of shaver
Examples from the Web for shaver
After a contest of half an hour, Shaver was repulsed and fell back.From Fort Henry to Corinth
Manning Ferguson Force
Come, Little Alum, the shaver's friend, smartly to the rescue!
And then, he exercises the shaver's prerogative and powders his face.
You see, I've known him ever since I was a shaver, and I think the world of him.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete
Your complexion's too lovely; and you're only a shaver, you know.The Eternal Boy
- 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
Word Origin and History for shaver
"one who shaves," early 15c., agent noun from shave (v.); sense of "fellow, chap" is slang from 1590s. Meaning "shaving tool" is from 1550s. Mad shaver (1610s) was 17c. slang for "a swashbuckler, roisterer."