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little shaver

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little shaver

noun phrase

A young boy (1843+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "I used to fool with it some when I was a little shaver," Ebenezer said.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • There hain't a man of ye has the pluck of this little shaver that beats the drum.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • The teacher asked one of those who did not rise, a little shaver, if he had never been in the Park.

    The Children of the Poor Jacob A. Riis
  • I used to visit him when I was a little shaver, but the place has been locked since his death.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • I was only a little shaver, but I remember the commotion well.

  • I—a little shaver—can remember that, when I knew her in later years.

  • I was only a little shaver, and I stood in front of Uncle Jimmy, looking up into his eyes, but he never noticed me.

    McClure's Magazine December, 1895 Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
  • The little shaver there will be all right as soon as you get to England.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • little shaver—afore he knew his name Or the place from whereabouts he came— On a wagon-train the Apaches caught him.

    Dreams and Days: Poems George Parsons Lathrop
  • An' Tim he used to tell us, there to the tavern, how smart his little shaver was.

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