clipped or trimmed short: close-cropped hair.
having one's hair clipped or trimmed short: a close-cropped wrestler.

Origin of close-cropped

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for close-cropped

buzzer, flattop

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Contemporary Examples of close-cropped

  • His hair, where he still had it, was close-cropped in military style.

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    Pop Culture and the Recession

    David Frum

    April 30, 2012

  • Faisal, a thin man in his late thirties, was easily recognizable with his black-framed glasses and close-cropped beard.

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    The Perils of Karachi

    Steve Inskeep

    October 14, 2011

  • The sea of shiny starlets with perfect curls parted as McCain, in a cream-colored suit and close-cropped hair, traversed the room.

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    Cindy McCain on Gay Teen Suicides

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    October 8, 2010

Historical Examples of close-cropped