crew cut


noun

a haircut in which the hair is very closely cropped.

Origin of crew cut

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

Related forms

crew-cut, crew·cut, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crew cut

crew cut


noun

a closely cropped haircut for men, originating in the US

Word Origin for crew cut

C20: from the style of haircut worn by the boat crews at Harvard and Yale Universities
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Idioms and Phrases with crew cut

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]

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