Definition of haircut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈherˌkət/


1The style in which a person’s hair is cut.
Example sentences
  • We've arrived at a day and age when it's the person who wears the haircut and style, rather than the other way around.
  • He was white, around 5ft 9in, stocky and muscular, with a crew-cut style haircut and he looked scruffy.
  • Less is more when it comes to style and color, and with the right haircut, your hair can become low on maintenance and high on style.
1.1An act of cutting a person’s hair.
Example sentences
  • Yesterday as I drove to the beauty salon for my haircut.
  • Until the 1970s only a few men went to a salon for a haircut and styling.
  • There's also a salon for haircuts, pedicures, manicures and makeup lessons.
2 informal, chiefly US A reduction in the stated value of an asset: the banks would probably be willing to take a haircut on the rest
More example sentences
  • Also, the effort shows that the government is serious about forcing creditors to take a haircut on their loans and bondholdings if need be.
  • If the government absorbed half the losses, the banks would probably be willing to take a haircut on the rest.
  • Tight haircuts for bootboy bankers and existing shareholders could be the order of the day.

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Syllabification: hair·cut

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