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haircut Line breaks: hair|cut
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛːkʌt/

Definition of haircut in English:


1The style in which a person’s hair is cut: he’s always very particular about his haircut
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  • 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: hair salons offering discounted haircuts
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  • 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 A reduction in the stated value of an asset: the banks would probably be willing to take a haircut on the rest
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  • In some cases, increased "burden sharing" could mean junior bondholders face "haircuts."
  • We've seen what can happen when even gold could easily take a 20 % haircut.
  • Nonfinancial corporations got a major haircut, with estimated profits in 2000 reduced by $81 billion, or 13 %.
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