Barber Bar"ber (b[aum]r"b[~e]r), n. [OE. barbour, OF. barbeor, F. barbier, as if fr. an assumed L. barbator, fr. barba beard. See 1st {Barb}.] One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. [1913 Webster]

{Barber's itch}. See under {Itch}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly the barber practiced some offices of surgery, such as letting blood and pulling teeth. Hence such terms as barber surgeon (old form

{barber chirurgeon}),

{barber surgery}, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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