skinhead

[skin-hed]
noun Slang.
1.
a baldheaded man.
2.
a person with closely cropped hair or a shaved head.
3.
a marine recruit; boot.
4.
an antisocial person who affects a hairless head as a symbol of rebellion, racism, or anarchy.

Origin:
1955–60; skin + head

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skinhead (ˈskɪnˌhɛd)
 
n
1.  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
2.  a closely cropped hairstyle

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Word Origin & History

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


  1. n.
    a dollar bill. : This ticket cost me a couple of skins—and it's not worth it. , You got a skin for the tollbooth?
  2. n.
    and skinhead. someone with a shaved or bald head. (Some such persons may also engage in political violence.) : Who's the skinhead with the earrings?
  3. tv.
    to cheat or overcharge someone. : The guy who sold me this car really skinned me.
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Example sentences
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.
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