crew cut

noun

: 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 New photos of Reeves taken on March 19 show him on set sporting a classic clean crew cut. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 For his act, the stage crew cut an 8-foot-wide hole in the stage floor for a trap door. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Crew: The more traditional hiking sock length, crew cut socks sit about six to eight inches above the heel and work well with all types of hiking boots, especially the ones with high cuffs. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 The storied Pepsi pop pivot dates back roughly to 1960 — read: pre-bikini America, still largely an Eisenhower-drab sea of crew cuts, including Elvis, who’d been unceremoniously shorn and shipped off to the army. Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 Then in March, the Dalai Lama introduced the boy at a ceremony in India in front of throngs of worshipers, his tiny frame engulfed by a maroon deel, the traditional Mongolian gown, with his doe eyes and spiky crew cut peeking out above a white surgical mask. David Pierson, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 With firm compression in every contour of the foot and a classic crew cut, these are the socks for them. John Thompson, Men's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 He was born in Los Angeles to a Hollywood studio executive and a showgirl, and he was often pictured with a crew cut and an earnest smile. Alex Traub, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Apr. 2023 He was born in Los Angeles to a Hollywood studio executive and a showgirl, and he was often pictured wearing a crew cut and an earnest smile. Alex Traub, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crew cut was in 1937

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“Crew cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crew%20cut. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

crew cut

noun
: a very short haircut in which the hair resembles the surface of a brush

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