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shaveling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

shave + -ling

NounEdit

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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.

ReferencesEdit

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