Definition of barber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɑːbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrbər//
    Types of stores, Professions, Styling hair
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  1. 1a person whose job is to cut men’s hair and sometimes to shave them See related entries: Professions, Styling hair
  2. 2(also barber’s) (both British English) (pl. barbers) a shop where men can have their hair cut compare hairdresser More Like This Shops, etc. with apostrophes baker’s, barber’s, butcher’s, chemist’s, dentist’s, doctor’s, fishmonger’s, florist’s, greengrocer’s, grocer’s, hairdresser’s, ironmonger’s, jeweller’s, newsagent’s, optician’s, stationer’s, tobacconist’s, travel agent’sSee worksheet. See related entries: Types of stores, Styling hair
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French barbe, from Latin barba ‘beard’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barber