follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

crew cut

noun
1.
a haircut in which the hair is very closely cropped.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
Related forms
crew-cut, crewcut, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for crew cut
  • 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

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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 ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for crew cut

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for crew

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with crew cut

Nearby words for crew cut