Meaning of “barber” in the English Dictionary

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"barber" in British English

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barbernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɑː.bər/ us /ˈbɑːr.bɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Barbers in those days of old were called barber-surgeons, for the reason that they bled people, as well as shaved them or cut their hair. 
  • If the wearing of the beard ever became universal, the world, and especially the Spanish and Italian world, would sadly miss the barber and the barber's shop. 
  • Moreover, beardless, he would need the service of a barber every day. 

(Definition of “barber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barber" in American English

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barbernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑr·bər/

a person whose job is cutting hair, esp. of men and boys

(Definition of “barber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)