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Of or relating to barbering or a barber.

[From Latin tōnsōrius, from tōnsor, barber, from tōnsus, past participle of tondēre, to shear; see tem- in Indo-European roots.]


(Hairdressing & Grooming) often facetious of or relating to barbering or hairdressing
[C19: from Latin tōnsōrius concerning shaving, from tondēre to shave]


(tɒnˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-)

of or pertaining to a barber or barbering.
[1805–15; < Latin tōnsōri(us) of shaving, derivative of tondēre to shave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tonsorial - of or relating to barbers and barberingtonsorial - of or relating to barbers and barbering; "tonsorial work"; "tonsorial parlor"


[tɒnˈsɔːrɪəl] ADJ (esp hum) [look, style] → barberil; [matters] → relativo a la barba


adj (hum, rare form)Barbier- (hum); tonsorial artistBarbier m
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