Barber Definition

bärbər
barbered, barbering, barbers
noun
A person whose work is cutting hair, shaving and trimming beards, etc.
Webster's New World
A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
verb
To work as a barber.
Webster's New World
To cut the hair of, shave, etc.
Webster's New World
To shave or trim (the beard of someone).
American Heritage

(US, slang) To chatter, talk.

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proper name
1910-81; U.S. composer.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Barber

Noun

Singular:
barber
Plural:
barbers

Origin of Barber

  • Middle English from Old French barbour from Medieval Latin barbātōr from Latin barba beard bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman barbour, from Old French barbeor, from barbe (“beard”), from Latin barba.

    From Wiktionary

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