Definitions for Barberˈbɑr bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barber, Samuel Barber(noun)

    United States composer (1910-1981)

  2. barber(verb)

    a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

  3. barber(verb)

    perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of


  1. barber(Noun)

    A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customersu2019 hair and beards.

  2. barber(Noun)

    (arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries

  3. barber(Verb)

    To cut the hair or beard of (a person).

  4. barber(Verb)

    to talk

  5. Origin: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barber(noun)

    one whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons

  2. Barber(verb)

    to shave and dress the beard or hair of


  1. Barber

    A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave males' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity. In previous times, barbers also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in American and Commonwealth cultures, most barbers specialize in cutting men's hair. Many barbers may still deal with facial hair if requested.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A brilliant conversationalist, who occasionally shaves and cuts hair. Syn. for Phonograph.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

  2. Martha McSally:

    I sincerely thank Congressman Barber for his service over many years to southern Arizona. I'll be seeking his input to continue strong constituent services and help ensure a smooth transition.

  3. Shaun Corbett:

    Back in the day, a barber was a prestigious position in the community. That's where you came to get the information. That's where you came to get counsel. That was the cornerstone of the community, and I think we got away from that.

  4. Barbara Abdeni Massaad:

    When I write books, I always focus on the people behind the food, and this time it so happens that those people are refugees, i would always tell the refugees, 'Had I been a barber, I would have cut your hair for free. I am not a barber, but a photographer and food writer, so I will take photos and write about food to help your cause and send a message to the world,'.

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