shaveling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shave + -ling

Noun[edit]

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shaveling (plural shavelings) (shāv'ling)

  1. Someone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman; often used as a derogatory comment directed at priests or monks.
  2. A shaver, stripling, young man physically ripe enough to shave.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967