Part of speech: noun

A barber.

Part of speech: noun

H. dressing.

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Usage examples "hairdresser":

  1. Back to his court he went and sent for the court hairdresser, that he might bribe him to devise a covering for these long, peaked, hairy symbols of his folly. - "A Book of Myths", Jean Lang.
  2. To quit the pathetic for a moment, it would scarcely be thought likely that that necessary but extremely practical article- blacking- has ever been associated with romance; but Mr. Smiles tells the story of a poor soldier having one day called at the shop of a hairdresser who was busy with his customers and asked relief, stating that he had stayed beyond his leave of absence, and unless he could get a lift on the coach, fatigue and severe punishment awaited him. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
  3. He was a barber and hairdresser, and did a very flourishing business with the military gentlemen of the garrison. - "Good Old Anna", Marie Belloc Lowndes.