Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The place of business of a barber.
  • adj. Of, consisting of, or relating to the performance of sentimental songs for unaccompanied, usually male voices in four-part harmony: a barbershop quartet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The place of business of a barber; a store where a person (usually a man) can go to get a haircut.
  • n. A style of a capella vocal music, sung in four-part harmony, typically by a quartet of men.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a shop where a barber works, especially one where men can get their hair cut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shop where men can get their hair cut

Etymologies

Compound of barber + shop. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But my barbershop is actually a salon in disguise, and all the manly men have taken to services once reserved for women like ducks to water.

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  • The barbershop is a place where you can feel free to have this kind of discussion and opinion.

    'Barbershop' Brouhaha

  • To tell you the truth, George's tales of his barbershop are the funniest ones I've heard, in my opinion.

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  • On the other side of the diner from the barbershop was the third business in the building, Harry's Lock and Key.

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  • Next beyond the barbershop, which is two doors beyond the general store and postoffice, was a little one-story building, weather-beaten and badly in need of paint.

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  • Despite the poor results, several people with knowledge of the matter said the idea to put the undercover officer in the barbershop was a good one.

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  • "A barbershop is a hub for culture," Mr. Laub said, adding that men like to hang out there the way women do at salons.

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  • The barbershop is the one place they can visit and get an education, quickly.

    AmericanDaily

  • The barbershop was a windowless, 8-by-8-foot room with a metal door painted gray.

    The Seattle Times

  • While we wish him the best in a well-deserved retirement, the closing of his barbershop is the end of an era and it diminishes our community.

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