In the monastic times all these had the shaven crown or tonsure.
I conceived a contempt for that shaven, scrawny skipper––I remember it well.
It bounced against the shaft of a column, and then fell on the shaven head of a priestling, who seized it and tossed it back.
On his shaven head he wore a small skull-cap of plaited grass.
Yes, but then I travel with shaven crown and cooler head than you in your thick flap hat.
They had dressed him in a gaberdine and set the yellow cap on his shaven poll.
Calmer now, Raoul took careful aim and put a bullet in the shaven brown skull.
"H'm," said the shaven man, quite unmoved by the end of Harvey's speech.
Their close-cut hair and shaven crowns show who they are—the padrés of the mission!
They all wore ankle-length gowns, and they all had shaven heads.
Old English sceafan (strong verb, past tense scof, past participle scafen), "to scrape, shave, polish," from Proto-Germanic *skaban (cf. Old Norse skafa, Middle Dutch scaven, German schaben, Gothic skaban "scratch, shave, scrape"), from PIE *skabh-, collateral form of root *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Related: Shaved; shaving. Original strong verb status is preserved in past tense form shaven. Specifically in reference to cutting the hair close from mid-13c. Figurative sense of "to strip (someone) of money or possessions" is attested from late 14c.
c.1600, "something shaved off;" from shave (v.); Old English sceafa meant "tool for shaving." Meaning "operation of shaving" is from 1838. Meaning "a grazing touch" is recorded from 1834. Phrase a close shave is from 1856, on notion of "a slight, grazing touch."
Entirely out of money; broke: She has to blow and she's shatting on her uppers
[1894+; fr shat, humorous past-tense form of shit, and uppers, ''shoes so worn they have no soles'']