A note shaver


A note shaver
Shaver Shav"er, n. 1. One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave. [1913 Webster]

2. One who is close in bargains; a sharper. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer. [1913 Webster]

By these shavers the Turks were stripped. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

4. A boy; a lad; a little fellow. [Colloq.] ``These unlucky little shavers.'' --Salmagundi. [1913 Webster]

As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver, I am on a chase in the name of the king. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving. [1913 Webster]

{A note shaver}, a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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