from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soft paste intended for application to the face before shaving. It is usually made of high-grade cold-process soap free from excess of alkali, often with addition of glycerin and a little cocoanut-oil to facilitate lathering, and of scenting and coloring materials.


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  • It's almost cliché now that a shaving-cream pie in the face will follow a game-winning hit.

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  • Separately, the man who interrupted Rupert Murdoch 's recent parliamentary committee testimony wielding a shaving-cream pie was sentenced Tuesday to six weeks in prison.

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  • He's The Pie Guy, the lanky prankster who slips behind late-inning heroes and smashes them in the mug with a whipped - or shaving-cream surprise.

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  • He appeared on numerous TV shows such as What's My Line and spontaneously created a shaving-cream drawing for his ostentatious entrance on I've Got a Secret.

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  • Livejournaller Shigella has created the world's most awesome Dr Who crafting project: the crocheted Dalek shaving-cream cozy.

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  • Lapin put shaving cream in a pressure can and called it Reddi-Shave, but decided he'd make better money selling his valves to other shaving-cream manufacturers.

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  • Feminism and those hoary family values keep the most broadly based media in cheek; we'll not likely see another shaving-cream campaign like Noxzema's "take it off" pitch any time soon.


  • After allowing five hits and one unearned run against the Orioles and after wiping off the shaving-cream pie that closer Joe Nathan and setup man Juan Rincon pushed in his face during a postgame television interview, Garza called home.

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  • This is a problem because, dang, if you try to watch too many smart involving shows you find yourself neglecting your own writing or that frozen shaving-cream sculpture project.

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  • A shaving-cream swastika was painted on their walkway, but it washed away in the rain before anyone could document that it had ever existed.

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