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 Pete Rose was a 22-year-old rookie, the cocky Cincinnati kid with a crew cut. Ben Walker, Star Tribune, "Gibson the Great: Rose, others recall the fearsome Cards ace," 3 Oct. 2020 The first one not to get a crew cut, the first one to eschew bell bottoms, a clarinet player for the only rock band in South Ozone Park. Kevin Fisher-paulson,, "Fisher-Paulson: In the woke era, I am happy being the cool kid’s dad," 18 Aug. 2020 Zibtsev, 59, is lean and lanky, with a heavy gray crew cut that always seems fully grown out. Jane Braxton Little, The Atlantic, "Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free," 10 Aug. 2020 He was described as a man between the ages of 25 and 30, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with a short crew cut and a small amount of facial hair. oregonlive, "One man stabbed at downtown Portland bar, police say," 19 Jan. 2020 Booting up a computer attached to the roaster, Vega looks sort of like a ’60s NASA technician, sans the skinny tie and crew cut. Jeff Csatari, Popular Mechanics, "How a New York City Roaster Is Putting Nicaraguan Coffee on the Map," 5 Dec. 2019 The boys, in crew cuts and ties, learn in the buildings of the lower campus. Emma Green, The Atlantic, "The Christian Withdrawal Experiment," 12 Dec. 2019 Call it dapper: Mr. Schreiber, 64, wears his hair in a crew cut and is rarely seen without a coat and tie. New York Times, "She Sang. So Did His Heart.," 29 Nov. 2019 The face of the FBI's agent force is changing, too, moving away from the stereotypical white male military veteran or former accountant with a crew cut. NBC News, "FBI agent applications up sharply, along with job satisfaction," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of crew cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crew cut

: a very short haircut usually for men or boys

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