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skinhead

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noun skin·head \ˈskin-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of skinhead

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of skinhead

  1. 1 :  a person whose hair is cut very short

  2. 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

Circa 1953

First Known Use of skinhead

circa 1953


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