Barber meaning

bärbər
To cut (the hair of someone).
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To cut the hair of, shave, etc.
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One whose business is to cut hair, usually of men and boys, and shave or trim beards.
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To shave or trim (the beard of someone).
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A person whose work is cutting hair, shaving and trimming beards, etc.
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To work as a barber.
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1910-81; U.S. composer.
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A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards.
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A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries.
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To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
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(US, slang) To chatter, talk.
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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