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. [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's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barber's itch — n. an inflammation of the hair follicles of the face and neck, caused by various fungi (genera Trichophyton and Microsporum); tinea barbae …   English World dictionary

  • barber's itch — bar·ber s itch .bär bər zich n ringworm of the face and neck called also tinea barbae * * * 1. sycosis barbae. 2. tinea barbae …   Medical dictionary

  • barber's itch — bar′ber s itch′ n. pat inflammation of hair follicles in a shaved area of the skin, usu. caused by a fungal or staphylococcal infection; sycosis barbae • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • barber's itch — Pathol. ringworm of the bearded areas of the face and neck, characterized by reddish patches; tinea barbae. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • barber's itch — noun fungal infection of the face and neck • Syn: ↑tinea barbae • Hypernyms: ↑tinea, ↑ringworm, ↑roundworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • barber's rash — or barber s itch noun An infection by the fungus Tinea barbae, causing a scaly rash in the bearded area as well as sycosis • • • Main Entry: ↑barber …   Useful english dictionary

  • barber's rash — /babəz ˈræʃ/ (say bahbuhz rash) noun any of various irritable eruptions of the bearded sections of the head and neck. Also, barber s itch …   Australian English dictionary

  • Baker's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bricklayer's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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