crew cut


Definition of crew cut

: a very short haircut usually for men or boys in which the hair resembles the bristle surface of a brush

Examples of crew cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Punk and profane in her writing and her life, Acker was voracious and shape-shifting, rebellious and disruptive, and fiercely adamant (with her tattoos, piercings and signature crew cut) about the awkward and tender toughness of being embodied. Kathleen Rooney, New York Times, "Three Literary Critics Who Engage With Their Subjects, Unconventionally," 27 Apr. 2018 His hair was styled into cornrows at the top and a crew cut on the side. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Manny the Masher, Manny the Miscreant & Macho Manny," 23 Oct. 2018 His peppery hair was cut short, almost in a crew cut. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "Rediscovered in the alleys of Tangier, Morocco’s last link to the Beat Generation feels broken," 12 May 2018 The crew cut power to around 3,200 people while making repairs, Labrie said. Andres Picon,, "100 gallons of gas spilled from a truck in Northbridge — 9,900 gallons didn’t," 3 July 2018 Highway officials also complain the memorials frequently get in the way of road crews cutting grass or clearing snow. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Couple Who Lost Daughter in Car Accident Find Her Roadside Memorial Replaced With HORRIBLE Note," 3 Sep. 2015 Bommarito said firefighters used that to their advantage overnight as hand crews cut about a mile of fire line in an effort to contain the blaze. Hannah Fry,, "175-acre Laguna Beach brush fire is 85% contained, firefighters say," 6 June 2018 The fire crews cut a hole in the building's garage door using a K-12 saw and worked to contain the fire from the inside. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Crews battle warehouse fire in southeast Houston," 2 May 2018 Watch Now: Fetty Wap's Jewelry Collection Will Blow Your Mind 2014 He’s really hit his stride now: Here is Reynolds, with wife Blake Lively, and with a helluva nice Ivy League crew cut + neat beard combo. Adam Hurly, GQ, "Steal All Your Grooming Tricks from Ryan Reynolds," 19 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crew cut.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of crew cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crew cut

Dictionary Entries near crew cut



crew chief

crew cut



crewel needle

Statistics for crew cut

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for crew cut

The first known use of crew cut was in 1937

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for crew cut

crew cut


English Language Learners Definition of crew cut

: a very short haircut usually for men or boys

More from Merriam-Webster on crew cut

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with crew cut

Spanish Central: Translation of crew cut

Comments on crew cut

What made you want to look up crew cut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!