shaving soap


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shaving soap

  • You step into your neighbor's room and find him washing his stockings with shaving-soap.

  • Now Lizarann knew perfectly well that the fish-shop was next door to where her daddy bought his shaving-soap.

    It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
  • Pawed-over heaps of tooth-brushes and combs and packages of shaving-soap.

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
  • Edwards had the sun-glass, shaving-soap and brush, and other things to correspond with mine.

    Three Times and Out|Nellie L. McClung