shaving soap

  1. a special soap for lathering the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving, capable of producing a thick lather due to its high fat content and low alkalinity.

Origin of shaving soap

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby shaving soap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use shaving soap in a sentence

  • Use only a regular recognized standard make of shaving soap, not, under any circumstances, a toilet soap.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous
  • The shaving cup should be of earthen ware or china, and large enough to accommodate the ordinary round cake of shaving soap.

    Shaving Made Easy | Anonymous
  • shaving soap should be made at home, it seems, and the mystery of its manufacture is here disclosed.

    Lost Leaders | Andrew Lang
  • It has a beautiful pearly appearance, and has met with extensive demand as a shaving soap.

    The Art of Perfumery | G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • Yet she would not despise me or regard it as my fault if some one took my shaving soap and washed a kitchen maid's face with it.

    Lalage's Lovers | George A. Birmingham