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Related to latherer: lather up


1. A foam formed by soap or detergent agitated in water, as in washing or shaving.
2. Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
3. Informal A condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation: The students were in a lather over the proposed restrictions.
v. lath·ered, lath·er·ing, lath·ers
1. To spread with or as if with lather.
2. Informal To give a beating to; whip.
1. To produce lather; foam.
2. To become coated with lather.

[Probably from Middle English latheren, to wash or soak clothes, from Old English lēthran, to cover with lather; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lath′er·er n.
lath′er·y adj.
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) in a barber's shop, a person who lathers the faces of customers for shaving
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