Definition for SHAV-ER

SHAV-ER, n.2 [Gypsy, tschabe, or tschawo, a boy; schawo or tschawo, a son; Ar. شَابٌ, a youth, from شَبَّ shabba, to grow up, to excite.]

A boy or young man. This word is still in common use in New England. It must be numbered among our original words.

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