[ hair-kuht ]
/ ˈhɛərˌkʌt /


an act or instance of cutting the hair.
the style in which the hair is cut and worn, especially men's hair.

Origin of haircut

First recorded in 1895–1900; hair + cut

Related forms

hair·cut·ter, nounhair·cut·ting, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for haircutting


/ (ˈhɛəˌkʌt) /


the act or an instance of cutting the hair
the style in which hair has been cut
stock exchange slang a percentage of the value of an asset deducted to account for a possible fall in its value before it can be liquidated
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