Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female barber; a barber's wife.

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Examples

  • He had singular freaks of tranquillity; he had himself shaved every day by a barber who had been mad and who detested him, being jealous of M. Gillenormand on account of his wife, a pretty and coquettish barberess.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • “I say, Tug,” said MacTurk, one day soon after our flareup at Beulah, “Kilblazes comes of age in October, and then we’ll cut you out, as I told you: the old barberess will die of spite when she hears what we are going to do.

    Cox's Diary

  • "Kilblazes comes of age in October, and then we'll cut you out, as I told you: the old barberess will die of spite when she hears what we are going to do.

    Burlesques

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