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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
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British Dictionary definitions for crewcut

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 crewcut
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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