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crew cut

noun
1.
a haircut in which the hair is very closely cropped.
Origin of crew cut
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
Related forms
crew-cut, crewcut, adjective
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  • A young earnest assistant producer with a crew cut turned and relayed the summons.

    Jimsy and the Monsters Walt Sheldon
  • Jerry explained that he was satisfied with the state of his crew cut.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • The Rough Red and his crew cut anywhere, everywhere, anyhow.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • His hair was thick and very black, and freshly cut into a sort of crew cut.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Ross muttered, running his beefy hand back over his crew cut.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • The crew cut up all loose lumber, boxes, etc., and put them in the bunkers for fuel.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for crew cut

crew cut

noun
1.
a closely cropped haircut for men, originating in the US
Word Origin
C20: from the style of haircut worn by the boat crews at Harvard and Yale Universities
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Idioms and Phrases with crew cut

crew cut

A closely cropped haircut, usually for a male, as in The boys all think crew cuts are cooler in summer. This term presumably originated in the navy (crew referring to a ship's crew), where such a haircut was mandatory. [ c. 1940 ]
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