buzz cut


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buzz-cut \ ˈbəz-​ˌkət How to pronounce buzz cut (audio) \ adjective

Examples of buzz cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doty, a compact man with a buzz cut, introduced himself. John Blake, CNN, 11 June 2022 One mother in New England told me about talking to a therapist when her 6-year-old, Charlie (a nickname), became tearful about using the girls’ bathroom and urgently asked for a buzz cut. New York Times, 15 June 2022 The summer of 2016 was when Kim Kardashian posted Snapchats of Swift and Kanye West's phone call; Swift's hair was bleached blonde for the event, while Alwyn had a buzz cut. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 4 May 2022 Just about everyone — a white man with a buzz cut, a Black woman in medical scrubs, Mr. Turner, who served during the wars in Iraq — raised their arms toward the setting sun in a silent salute. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 Romeo has since ditched the blonde hairdo and gone back to his roots with a brown buzz cut. Stephanie Wenger,, 6 Jan. 2022 How about John Elway? Klein: Remember when Herbert got that buzz cut in 2020? Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2022 Pinkett-Smith has openly spoken before about struggling with alopecia and was sporting a buzz cut at the Oscars. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 28 Mar. 2022 Jones, with his buzz cut and boxy blue suit, looked on from his new board seat with serene impassivity while an unfortunate county employee struggled to set up a video call for those supervisors who had decided to attend remotely. James Pogue, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of buzz cut

1977, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2022

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“Buzz cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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