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shavetail <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199543700
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727719
shavetail noun

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orig. US, military An inexperienced person, spec. a newly commissioned officer. 1891–. L. Deighton I was a shavetail, just

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