skinhead

noun skin·head \ ˈskin-ˌhed \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of skinhead

1 : a person whose hair is cut very short
2 : a usually white male belonging to any of various sometimes violent youth gangs whose members have close-shaven hair and often espouse white-supremacist beliefs

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First Known Use of skinhead

1943

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of skinhead for English Language Learners

  • : a person with a shaved head; especially : a young white person who belongs to a gang whose members shave their heads and have racist beliefs


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