See also: Barber and barbēr

English

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A barber cuts hair on the streets of Harbin, China.

Etymology

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PIE word
*bʰardʰéh₂

From Middle English barbour, from Anglo-Norman barbour, from Old French barbeor, from barbe (beard), from Latin barba.

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barber (plural barbers)

  1. A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards.
    Synonyms: haircutter, hairdresser, hairstylist, tonsor (obsolete)
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Bigland, “Fab Four: the nation's finest stations: Eastbourne”, in RAIL, number 948, page 27:
      There's also a barber's shop and that staple of railway stations up and down the UK - a WH Smith.
  2. A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries.
  3. (Canada) A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea water, especially one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; so named from the cutting ice spicules.

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  • Indonesian: barber
  • Polish: barber

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barber (third-person singular simple present barbers, present participle barbering, simple past and past participle barbered)

  1. To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
  2. (US, slang) To chatter, talk.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin, published 2010, page 29:
      ‘I shouldn't ought to barber with you. But when I like a guy, the ceiling's the limit.’

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Aromanian

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barber m (plural barberi)

  1. barber (profession)

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Catalan

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From barba +‎ -er.

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barber m (plural barbers, feminine barbera)

  1. barber

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French

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From barbe +‎ -er; compare with familiar sense of raser which was its original meaning in Old French.

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barber

  1. (informal) to bore someone
    • Le fait est qu'il ne perd aucune occasion de nous barber avec ses expériences dramatiques. (Claudel, Le Ravissement de Scapin, 1952)

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Indonesian

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Etymology

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From English barber, Anglo-Norman barbour, from Old French barbeor, from barbe (beard), from Latin barba.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbar.bər]
  • Hyphenation: bar‧bêr

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barber (first-person possessive barberku, second-person possessive barbermu, third-person possessive barbernya)

  1. (colloquial) barber (a person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards)
    Synonyms: tukang cukur, pemangkas rambut

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Norwegian Bokmål

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barber

  1. imperative of barbere

Polish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English barber. Doublet of balwierz.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbar.bɛr/
  • Rhymes: -arbɛr
  • Syllabification: bar‧ber

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barber m pers (female equivalent barberka)

  1. barber (person whose profession is cutting male customers' hair and beards)

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Further reading

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  • barber in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • barber in Polish dictionaries at PWN