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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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barber chirurgeon — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barber's itch — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barber pole — arber pole, barbers pole arbers pole . a pole with red and white spiral stripes; usually found outside a barbershop. Note: It is often electrically powered, so as to be turning when the barbershop is open for business and stationary when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barber — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. barbour (attested as a surname from early 13c.), from O.Fr. barbeor, barbieor (Mod.Fr. barbier, which has a more restricted sense than the English word), from V.L. *barbatorem, from L. barba beard. Originally also regular… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Surgery — This article is about the medical specialty. For other uses, see Surgery (disambiguation). A cardiothoracic surgeon performs a mitral valve replacement at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Surgery (from the Greek …   Wikipedia

  • Barber's pole — A barber s pole is a type of sign used by barbers, a pole with white and red stripes. They have been known to be of different colors. For example, it was common practice to have black and yellow stripes in the City of Baltimore, Maryland until… …   Wikipedia

  • Barber — Infobox Occupation name= PAGENAME caption= Nikolaus Gysis, The Barber official names= Barber, hairdresser, hairstylist type= Vocation activity sector= competencies= formation= employment field= Barbershops, hair salons related occupation= average …   Wikipedia

  • Barber surgeon — The barber surgeon was one of the most common medical practitioners of medieval Europe generally charged with looking after soldiers during or after a battle. In this era, surgery was not generally conducted by physicians, but by barbers.They… …   Wikipedia

  • barber — /bahr beuhr/, n. 1. a person whose occupation it is to cut and dress the hair of customers, esp. men, and to shave or trim the beard. 2. See frost smoke (def. 1). v.t. 3. to trim or dress the hair or beard of. [1275 1325; ME barbour < AF; OF… …   Universalium

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