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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who shaves.
  • noun A device, especially an electric razor, that is used in shaving.
  • noun Informal A small child, especially a boy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who shaves, or whose occupation it is to shave; a barber.
  • noun One who makes close bargains, or is sharp in his dealings; one who is extortionate or usurious, or who fleeces the simple.
  • noun A fellow; a chap; now, especially with the epithet little or young, or even without the epithet, a young fellow; a youngster.
  • noun In leather manufacturing, a workman who shaves the skins with a curriers' knife to get an even, smooth surface. See shaving, 3.
  • noun An instrument or machine for removing a thin film or shaving: as, a spoke- or lap-shaver.
  • noun A pivoted knife and frame for cutting smoked beef into thin shavings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.
  • noun One who is close in bargains; a sharper.
  • noun One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
  • noun colloq. A boy; a lad; a little fellow.
  • noun (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving.
  • noun [Cant, U.S.] a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who shaves.
  • noun A barber, one whose occupation is to shave.
  • noun A tool or machine for shaving; an electric razor.
  • noun slang, obsolete One who is close in bargains; a sharper.
  • noun One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.
  • noun colloquial A boy; a lad; a little fellow.

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

  • noun a razor powered by an electric motor
  • noun a young person of either sex
  • noun an adult male who shaves

Etymologies

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to shave + -er

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