Shaveling Shave"ling, n. A man shaved; hence, a monk, or other religious; -- used in contempt. [1913 Webster]

I am no longer a shaveling than while my frock is on my back. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shaveling — [shāv′liŋ] n. 1. Now Rare a priest or monk with a tonsured head: used contemptuously 2. a youth; stripling …   English World dictionary

  • shaveling — noun Date: 1529 1. usually disparaging a tonsured clergyman ; priest 2. youth, stripling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shaveling — /shayv ling/, n. 1. Often Disparaging. a head shaven clergyman. 2. young fellow; youngster. [1520 30; SHAVE + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shaveling — noun a) Someone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman; often used as a derogatory comment directed at priests or monks. b) A shaver, stripling, young man physically ripe enough to shave …   Wiktionary

  • shaveling — [ ʃeɪvlɪŋ] noun archaic, derogatory a clergyman or priest with a tonsured head …   English new terms dictionary

  • shaveling — shave·ling …   English syllables

  • shaveling — /ˈʃeɪvlɪŋ/ (say shayvling) noun Obsolete 1. a shaven headed clergyman. 2. young man; youngster. {shave + ling1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shaveling — n. archaic 1 a shaven person. 2 a monk, friar, or priest …   Useful english dictionary

  • ξυρία — ξυρίᾱ , ξυρίας shaveling masc nom/voc/acc dual ξυρίας shaveling masc voc sg ξυρίᾱ , ξυρίας shaveling masc voc sg (attic) ξυρίᾱ , ξυρίας shaveling masc gen sg (doric aeolic) ξυρίας shaveling masc nom sg (epic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • ξυρίας — ξυρίᾱς , ξυρίας shaveling masc acc pl ξυρίᾱς , ξυρίας shaveling masc nom sg (attic epic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”