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 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 Homeowners, city public works departments and PG&E crews cut back flammable vegetation, especially around power lines. Rachel Swan,, "Bay Area’s wild week: What we learned from fires, outages and evacuations," 3 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 His security detail — men with crew cuts, colorful batik shirts and black pants — seemed relaxed despite the unpredictable nature of the walkabouts. Washington Post, "AP Interview: Indonesia’s Widodo to push unpopular reforms," 27 July 2019 There was the teenage barman Mikey Reilly with his pink cheeks and sawdust crew cut. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 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 That distinction belongs to Shinobu Fukushima, whose dark crew cut and agility in the crease cloak his age. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "At the Paralympics, Sled Hockey Is Not Necessarily a Young Man’s Game," 12 Mar. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Crew cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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: a very short haircut usually for men or boys

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