Definition of razor in English:



  • An instrument with a sharp blade or combination of blades, used to remove unwanted hair from the face or body.

    • ‘The advent of safety razors has rendered local barbers jobless.’
    • ‘Sitting in the tub I grabbed my razor, and held it in my hand.’
    • ‘Some people will be giving away the razors to sell the blades.’
    • ‘She stared into the bathroom mirror as she held a small razor in her hand.’
    • ‘They used an electric razor on me and my back itched for days.’
    • ‘Disposable razors are very sharp and you can just throw them away when they're done.’
    • ‘In 1901, Gillette introduced his double-edged bladed disposable safety razor.’
    • ‘I've been using an electric razor for over a decade now, only been replaced once.’
    • ‘There was soap, and bath gel, even hot lather and a shaving razor.’
    • ‘He then turns back to the mirror, straight razor in hand.’
    • ‘I also tried a disposable straight razor and never got the hang of it.’
    • ‘He hurried to his own rucksack, where he pulled out a razor.’
    • ‘She went to her bag and pulled out a small hand-held manual razor.’
    • ‘Feo eventually looked healthy and happy, especially once I had trimmed his fur with a shaving razor.’
    • ‘He noticed that men had to constantly sharpen their razors, which would dull after only a few uses.’
    • ‘They can also hold dad's shaving razors and brushes.’
    • ‘Women who want to remove underarm hair should use an electric razor or cream rather than a blade.’
    • ‘She pulled the razor away from her wrist and put it back in the basket.’
    • ‘The equation is simple: pets plus kids plus safety razors equals a damn good time!’
    • ‘When he sat down, the barber held a straight razor to his throat and spun the chair.’


  • Cut with a razor.

    • ‘Her eyes were set to target and razor things and she looked at the object.’
    • ‘Top tip to remember for silk carpets: get them to razor off some of the silk across the complete colour range of the carpet and light it with a match.’
    • ‘Denise blunt-cut it to just above her shoulders, and then razored the ends to create a wispy effect.’
    • ‘So instead I started using an electric razor to shave closely, but gradually got tired of that and just started razoring it again.’
    • ‘‘By keeping it short and razoring it, it should help control it,’ said Amy.’


Middle English: from Old French rasor, from raser shave closely (see raze).