tonsor (plural tonsors)
- (obsolete) A barber.
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292:
- “So, tonsor,” says Jones, “I find you have more trades than one; how came you not to inform me of this last night?”
- Sir Walter Scott, The Fortunes of Nigel , Chapter 27.
- He was speedily shown the way to such an emporium of intelligence, and soon found he was likely to hear all he desired to know, and much more, while his head was subjected to the art of a nimble tonsor.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tonsor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- tonsor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- tonsor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “tonsor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- tonsor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
tonsor m (plural tonsores)