buzz cut

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web As for last year's lineup of boyish crops and buzz cuts? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Blunt Bobs! Heavy Metal Lips! 10 Unforgettable Prada Beauty Statements That Became a Phenomenon," 20 Sep. 2018 Coronavirus leaves barber shops, nail salons struggling Pandemic revives buzz cuts: Here’s how to shave your head the right way. USA Today, "Steps to cutting your own hair during the coronavirus shutdown," 23 Apr. 2020 The time of year when David, the beloved father of our sons’ best friends, would line up his three sons — and any other boy who got too close — for military-grade buzz cuts designed to last them until the fall. Los Angeles Times, "When a DIY haircut goes tragically, hysterically wrong," 18 Apr. 2020 And of course there’s the framed photo of him, seated in a black smock for his weekly buzz cut. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "Local Dominicans transfixed by the David Ortiz saga," 17 June 2019 Lenker has a buzz cut; her voice is plaintive and nervy. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Ordinary Brilliance of Big Thief," 18 Nov. 2019 While many fans asked Lilly what inspired her to try a buzz cut, the actress has not confirmed if the new hairstyle is for a role or not. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Evangeline Lilly Shaves Off All of Her Hair – See the Entire Transformation," 4 Nov. 2019 Earlier this month actress Ricki Lake revealed that she's been struggling with hair loss for three decades, showing off a new buzz cut on social media. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "'This is my official public revealing': Ayanna Pressley shows her loss of hair from alopecia," 16 Jan. 2020 On New Year's day, the 51-year-old debuted a brand-new buzz cut on Instagram and shared her personal journey with hair loss for the first time in her life. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Ricki Lake Just Shaved Her Head After Struggling With Hair Loss for Over 30 Years," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of buzz cut

1977, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Buzz cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buzz%20cut. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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