a person whose occupation it is to cut and dress the hair of customers, especially men, and to shave or trim the beard.
frost smoke ( def 1 ).
verb (used with object)
to trim or dress the hair or beard of.

1275–1325; Middle English barbour < Anglo-French; Old French barbeor, equivalent to barb(e) (< Latin barba beard) + -eor < Latin -ātōr- -ator

unbarbered, adjective
well-barbered, adjective Unabridged
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barber (ˈbɑːbə)
1.  a person whose business is cutting men's hair and shaving or trimming beards
2.  to cut the hair of
3.  to shave or trim the beard of
[C13: from Old French barbeor, from barbe beard, from Latin barba]

Barber (ˈbɑːbə)
Samuel. 1910--81, US composer: his works include an Adagio for Strings, adapted from the second movement of his string quartet No. 1 (1936) and the opera Vanessa (1958)

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. barbour (attested as a surname from 1221), from O.Fr. barbeor, barbieor (Mod.Fr. barbier, which has a more restricted sense than the English word), from V.L. *barbatorem, from L. barba "beard." Originally also regular practitioners of surgery and dentistry, they were restricted
to haircutting and dentistry under Henry VIII. Barber-shop is from 1570s; in reference to close harmony male vocal quartets, it is attested from 1910.
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Bible Dictionary

Barber definition

Found only once, in Ezek. 5:1, where reference is made to the Jewish custom of shaving the head as a sign of mourning. The Nazarites were untouched by the razor from their birth (Num. 6:5). Comp. Judg. 16:19.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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