skinhead


skin·head

noun \ˈskin-ˌhed\

: a person with a shaved head; especially : a young white person who belongs to a gang whose members shave their heads and have racist beliefs

Full Definition of SKINHEAD

1
:  a person whose hair is cut very short
2
:  a usually white male belonging to any of various sometimes violent youth gangs whose members have close-shaven hair and often espouse white-supremacist beliefs

First Known Use of SKINHEAD

circa 1953

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skinhead

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Member of an international youth subculture characterized by hair and dress styles evoking aggression and physical toughness. Typical skinhead style includes shaved heads, combat boots, tattoos, and prominent body piercings. Skinheads first appeared in working-class areas of London in the 1960s; during the 1970s and '80s the skinhead phenomenon spread to Australia, North America, and western Europe. In many countries, skinheads are regarded as extreme right-wing nationalists who espouse anti-Semitic and other racist views and engage in violent attacks on immigrants and racial minorities. This characterization, however, does not apply to all members of the subculture.

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