• (British) IPA: /ˈbɑː.bə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɑɹ.bɚ/

barber (plural barbers)

  1. A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards.
  2. A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries.
  3. (Canada) A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea water, especially one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; so named from the cutting ice spicules.
Synonyms Translations Verb

barber (barbers, present participle barbering; past and past participle barbered)

  1. To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
  2. (US, slang) To chatter, talk.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 29:
      ‘I shouldn't ought to barber with you. But when I like a guy, the ceiling's the limit.’
Proper noun
  1. Surname for a barber.

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