Definition of haircut in English:

Share this entry


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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.