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

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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 The trinity: The marbled, fatty brisket ($14.99) was moist, but it was needlessly sliced like a military-style crew cut. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Choke Canyon Bar-B Que," 13 Apr. 2018 As seen on Zayn Malik This is as common as the crew cut of late. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The Best Buzz Cuts to Get This Spring," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crew cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

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