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crew cut

a haircut in which the hair is very closely cropped.
Origin of crew cut
1940-45, Americanism
Related forms
crew-cut, crewcut, adjective Unabridged
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  • He was tall, with a crew cut, and his voice was raspy from years of inhaling smoke from fires and cigarettes.
  • With his stubbled crew cut and muscled look, he is the picture of the prototypical police officer.
  • Then he parks the skidder, and he and his crew cut trees with their chainsaws for the rest of the day.
  • As the crew cut through the bridle, condensate dropped into the electric motor, resulting in a flash fire.
  • In addition, the crew cut loose trawl lines that became entangled in the nets of the vessel.
  • One summer and fall his crew cut cedar posts and railroad ties before the big woods operations opened.
British Dictionary definitions for crew cut

crew cut

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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