little shaver

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little shaver

A term of endearment for a baby, toddler, or young child. I remember when you used to come to these games as a little shaver with your dad. Hey Bill! How's fatherhood treating you? Is the little shaver keeping you up at night?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

little shaver

Rur. a child; a baby. I think the little shaver needs her diaper changed. Tom thinks his grandson is the cutest little shaver there ever was.
See also: little
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, my youngster; so that in that country you'd be toddling after your mammy yet, and that old chap yonder, who looks about fifty, would only be a little shaver of four and a half."
And I, a little shaver of seven, my heart in my mouth, my trembling body strung tense as a deer's on the verge of flight, peered wonderingly in at the open door and learned more of the strangeness of men.
It is always a marvel to watch it transform during Advent--a sacred holiday symbol of little shavers, dreams and prayers sprouting like the rod of Jesse, the growth so real you can measure it with a ruler, which I always do.
Road run: Mustaches will be the order of the day when Willamalane holds its Must-Dash 1K and Little Shavers Fun Run on Feb.
While this 1942 ad uses a somewhat stale, euphemistic route ("little shavers") to connect the brand with the artwork, there's no denying the positive cultural associations of a young man learning to deal with his whiskers.
Family run: The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will be holding its inaugural Must-Dash 1K and Little Shavers Fun Run at 9 a.m.