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  1. a baldheaded man.

  2. a person with closely cropped hair or a shaved head.

  1. a marine recruit; boot.

  2. an antisocial person who affects a hairless head as a symbol of rebellion, racism, or anarchy.

Origin of skinhead

First recorded in 1955–60; skin + head

Words Nearby skinhead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skinhead in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for skinhead


/ (ˈskɪnˌhɛd) /

  1. a youth with closely cropped hair, esp a member of a subculture noted for short hair, heavy boots, and functional clothing, and commonly associated with aggressive behaviour and extreme, typically far-right, politics

  2. a closely cropped hairstyle

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