en brosse

[ ahn-braws ]

  1. (of hair) cut to stand straight in an even row on top, often as a crew cut.

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How to use en brosse in a sentence

  • And Zimmermann, the colossal German-Swiss courier, with his square, yellow beard and hair en brosse.

  • Ewart had returned with his hair cut en brosse and with his costume completely translated into French.

    Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
  • The girlish face blushed up to the lint-coloured hair, cut en brosse.

    A Soldier of the Legion | C. N. Williamson
  • He wore his dark yellow hair cut en brosse and his moustache untrimmed.

    Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
  • He had a heavy black eye, a sallow complexion, a long, thin neck; his hair was cropped en brosse.

    Roderick Hudson | Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for en brosse

en brosse

/ French (ɑ̃ brɔs) /

adjective, adverb
  1. (of the hair) cut very short so that the hair stands up stiffly

Origin of en brosse

literally: in the style of a brush

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