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[skin-hed] /ˈskɪnˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
a baldheaded man.
a person with closely cropped hair or a shaved head.
a marine recruit; boot.
an antisocial person who affects a hairless head as a symbol of rebellion, racism, or anarchy.
Origin of skinhead
1955-60; skin + head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for skinhead
  • There were no drunks, no thugs, no skinhead invective.
  • That's why he's running around all skinhead, on talk shows and such.
  • There's skinhead extremism, but we're not in a global war with those.
  • Tiffany's skinhead brother learns who she is dating.
British Dictionary definitions for skinhead


a youth with closely cropped hair, esp a member of a subculture noted for short hair, heavy boots, and functional clothing, and commonly associated with aggressive behaviour and extreme, typically far-right, politics
a closely cropped hairstyle
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Word Origin and History for skinhead

1969, in U.K. youth gang sense, from skin (n.) + head (n.). Earlier, in U.S., it meant "man with a crew cut" (1953), especially a military recruit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for skinhead

skinful, a

noun phrase

One's intoxicating fill of liquor; a SNOOT FULL: Dey bot' got a skinful (1788+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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