Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to barbering or a barber.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a barber or his functions.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a barber, or shaving.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to barbers.

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

  • adjective of or relating to barbers and barbering

Etymologies

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

[From Latin tōnsōrius, from tōnsor, barber, from tōnsus, past participle of tondēre, to shear; see tem- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

from Latin tonsor, "barber"

Examples

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  • in a review of the musical HAIR, the writer refers to "tonsorial kudzu."

    August 18, 2008

  • I'm sure Belle and Sebastian will use this word someday.

    September 10, 2008