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

Nearby words

  1. hairbreadth,
  2. hairbrush,
  3. hairbrush cactus,
  4. haircloth,
  5. haircoloring,
  6. hairdo,
  7. hairdresser,
  8. hairdressing,
  9. hairdryer,
  10. hairdryer treatment

Origin of haircut

First recorded in 1895–1900; hair + cut

Related formshair·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



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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Word Origin and History for haircutting


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