Shav"er (?), n.

1.

One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.

2.

One who is close in bargains; a sharper.

Swift.

3.

One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.

By these shavers the Turks were stripped. Knolles.

4.

A boy; a lad; a little fellow.

[Colloq.] "These unlucky little shavers." <-- often little shaver -->

Salmagundi.

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

5. Mech.

A tool or machine for shaving.

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

 

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