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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From shave +‎ -ling.

NounEdit

shaveling (plural shavelings)

  1. (often derogatory) Someone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman; a priest or monk.
  2. A shaver, stripling, young man physically mature enough to shave.

ReferencesEdit

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