clean-cut

[ kleen-kuht ]
/ ˈklinˈkʌt /

adjective

having distinct, regular shape: a face with clean-cut features.
clearly outlined.
neat and wholesome: a polite, clean-cut young man.
unambiguously clear; unmistakable; clear-cut: The case against him is a clean-cut one.

Origin of clean-cut

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for clean-cut

clean-cut


adjective

clearly outlined; neatclean-cut lines of a ship
definitea clean-cut decision in boxing
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Word Origin and History for clean-cut

clean-cut


adj.

"precise," 1829 (of turf), from clean (adv.) + past participle of cut (v.).

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