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shaver

[shey-ver] /ˈʃeɪ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that shaves.
2.
an electric razor.
3.
Informal. a small boy; youngster.
4.
a fellow.
5.
a person who makes close bargains or is extortionate.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see shave, -er1; compare chip off the old block
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British Dictionary definitions for shaver

shaver

/ˈʃeɪvə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that shaves
2.
Also called electric razor, electric shaver. an electrically powered implement for shaving, having reciprocating or rotating blades behind a fine metal comb or pierced foil
3.
(informal) a youngster, esp a young boy
4.
(obsolete) a person who makes hard or extortionate bargains
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Word Origin and History for shaver
n.

"one who shaves," early 15c., agent noun from shave (v.); sense of "fellow, chap" is slang from 1590s. Meaning "shaving tool" is from 1550s. Mad shaver (1610s) was 17c. slang for "a swashbuckler, roisterer."

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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