Origin of crew cut
Related formscrew-cut, crew·cut, adjective
Examples from the Web for crew cut
The placard was illustrated with a black-and-white photograph of a crew-cut astronaut wearing a monkey around his neck.
With his crew-cut close, receding blond hair and stoic face, he looks like a cross between Daniel Craig and Vladimir Putin.
When it was up to pressure, a trap-door in the floor of the dome opened and a crew-cut, blond young man stuck his head up.A Spaceship Named McGuire|Gordon Randall Garrett
The crew-cut, Tony, came to the part of the deck where Terry worked.
His crew-cut was growing out, but it was from neglect rather than a sudden artistic temperament, I was sure.The Mind Digger|Winston Marks
Davis did not even glance at it, but beckoned to one of the crew-cut young men who'd unloaded the tender.
He turned to a burly youth with sun-bleached, crew-cut hair, "Still safe, Frank?"Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for crew cut
Word Origin for crew cut
Idioms and Phrases with crew cut
A closely cropped haircut, usually for a male, as in The boys all think crew cuts are cooler in summer. This term presumably originated in the navy (crew referring to a ship's crew), where such a haircut was mandatory. [c. 1940]