Definition of crew cut in English:

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crew cut



A very short haircut for men and boys.
Example sentences
  • A few strands of black hair hung in the man's eyes; his haircut looked like a crew cut not taken care of.
  • His hair cut short in a crew cut and dressed with a bow tie and suspenders, he looked more like an accountant or professor.
  • One was Asian, with a crew cut hairstyle and a goatee beard.


1940s: apparently first adopted as a style by boat crews of Harvard and Yale universities.

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