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tonsorial

[ ton-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a barber or barbering:

    the tonsorial shop.



tonsorial

/ tɒnˈsɔːrɪəl /

adjective

  1. facetious.
    of or relating to barbering or hairdressing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonsorial1

1805–15; < Latin tōnsōri ( us ) of shaving ( tond ( ēre ) to shave + -tōrius -tory 1, with dt > s ) + -al 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonsorial1

C19: from Latin tōnsōrius concerning shaving, from tondēre to shave

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Example Sentences

Ask an American what happened at the news conference, and you are far more likely to hear about Giuliani’s performance — and tonsorial failures — than about anything that Powell did.

A devotee of this school of tonsorial art had a peeled look that did not commend him to favorable mention in artistic circles.

In front of a tonsorial saloon on the avenue our boys espied a Dutchman who formerly carried on business in Pawtucket.

Having thus employed the interval (and still at "Tonsorial" in his attempted translation), he returned to the Kirby homestead.

A good tonsorial spree and a cocktail would benefit this disciple of John Knox, I am sure.

Our hats removed, the results of Old Colonial's tonsorial operations are made fully apparent.

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