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fauxhawk Line breaks: faux|hawk
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊhɔːk/

Definition of fauxhawk in English:


A hairstyle in which a section of hair running from the front to the back of the head stands erect, intended to resemble a Mohican haircut (in which the sides of the head are shaved): the opening drew a primarily male audience sporting ironic T-shirts and fauxhawks
More example sentences
  • The camouflage belt and the soccer shoes are cool, and the haircut is good—a fauxhawk.
  • To the hot blonde with the fauxhawk: you're gorgeous!
  • In college I dressed like an eighties punk, with the ripped tights and the fauxhawk.


Early 21st century: blend of faux and Mohawk (sense 3 of the noun) .

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