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haircut

[hair-kuht] /ˈhɛərˌkʌt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of cutting the hair.
2.
the style in which the hair is cut and worn, especially men's hair.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hair + cut
Related forms
haircutter, noun
haircutting, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for haircutter

haircut

/ˈhɛəˌkʌt/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of cutting the hair
2.
the style in which hair has been cut
3.
(stock exchange, slang) a percentage of the value of an asset deducted to account for a possible fall in its value before it can be liquidated
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Word Origin and History for haircutter

haircut

n.

also hair-cut, 1887, "act of cutting the hair," from hair (n.) + cut (n.). As "style of wearing the hair," by 1890.

The Romans began to cut the hair about A.U.C. 454, when Ticinius Maenas introduced Barbers from Sicily. Then they began to cut, curl, and perfume it. The glass was consulted as now upon rising from the barber's chair. [Rev. Thomas Dudley Fosbroke, "Encyclopædia of Antiquities," London, 1825]
Related: Haircutter; haircutting.

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