haircut

noun
hair·​cut | \ ˈher-ˌkət \

Definition of haircut

1 : the act or process of cutting and shaping the hair
2 : hairdo

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Other Words from haircut

haircutter \ ˈher-​ˌkə-​tər \ noun
haircutting \ ˈher-​ˌkə-​tiŋ \ noun

Synonyms for haircut

Synonyms

coiffure, cut, do, hairdo, hairstyle

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Examples of haircut in a Sentence

The girls got haircuts yesterday. He just had a haircut. Do you like my haircut?
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The countless videos and photos are time capsules of my worst haircuts. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Delete Your Account," 10 Feb. 2019 That said, the meme that undoubtedly inspired the most renewable joy in my blackened, shriveled heart this year is the tiny Pomeranian dancing to the Ducktales theme song while getting a haircut. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The best memes of 2018, according to The Verge staff," 27 Dec. 2018 Their matching choppy blonde haircuts sealed the deal. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Dressed ’90s Couples From the Golden Globes," 3 Jan. 2019 To learn how to add gorgeous volume that stays put until happy hour, SELF talked to a few top hair stylists for their best tips and favorite haircut styles for people with fine, flat hair. Amy Marturana, SELF, "17 Styling Tricks Women with Fine, Flat Hair Need to Know," 21 Dec. 2018 Clarke's new haircut is the latest in a string of hair changes for the star. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Just Cut Off All Her Hair And It's SO Short," 27 Sep. 2018 No amount of grooming, including haircuts and daily brushing at home, prevents or changes it. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Shedding is a normal for dogs; most times no need to be concerned," 8 June 2018 The state branch of the national union called for a 2.5% statewide tax on certain now-untaxed services, such as haircuts and legal services, that would raise $2.65 billion each year, according to a news release. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Teachers in Arizona and Colorado are rallying for school funding," 26 Apr. 2018 Japanese businessmen wanted to know where Mr. Ghosn got everything from his glasses to his haircuts. Phred Dvorak, WSJ, "Carlos Ghosn Saved Nissan, but Couldn’t Drive Off Into the Sunset," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of haircut

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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haircut

noun

Financial Definition of haircut

What It Is

A haircut is a reduction in an asset's value.

How It Works

For example, let's say the Greek government borrowed about $483 billion from banks, investment funds and other groups. Now it can't pay it back. So if an investor owns a Greek bond with a face value of, say, $1,000, the Greek government is now agreeing to pay back only $300. This means the investor will take a $700 haircut.

Why It Matters

Why would an investor settle for this? Because $300 is more than $0.

In a haircut situation, the only thing lenders can do is get together with other lenders and try to renegotiate with the borrower. Everybody goes into a crummy situation like this knowing that the borrower is probably never going to repay 100% of the debt, so the new objective is to get the borrower to pay back as much as possible.

A haircut doesn't always mean that the lenders are just going to let the borrower off the hook, though. The lenders might cut the interest rate on the debt way back or push the repayment date way out into the future. In our example, Greece might agree to pay back your $1,000, but they might do it at 2% for the next 30 years instead of 5% for the next 10 years.

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haircut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of haircut

: the act or result of cutting and shaping someone's hair

haircut

noun
hair·​cut | \ ˈher-ˌkət \

Kids Definition of haircut

: the act, process, or result of cutting the hair

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