Meaning of crew cut in English:

crew cut

Pronunciation /ˈkruː kʌt/

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noun

  • A haircut that is trimmed very close to the head, in particular one in which the hair is shaved at the back and sides and left slightly longer at the front and top.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Now that he has replaced the ponytail with the crew cut he even looks the part.’
    • ‘Lori did the same with the younger looking one with the short crew cut.’
    • ‘The man's bulldog face, coupled with his short crew cut, gave an unusually menacing look to him.’
    • ‘Witnesses had described the suspect as being in his late teens or early 20s, with a crew cut, or short, dark hair.’
    • ‘He had dark blonde hair which was often in a short crew cut like my brother's.’
    • ‘She gave us haircuts; it was pretty close to a crew cut.’
    • ‘He now sports a crew cut, after years of maintaining a floppy, hippie-style coiffure.’
    • ‘The man is described as white, in his 30s, with short dark brown hair like a crew cut growing out, tanned and clean shaven.’
    • ‘The boy was described as having short, dark hair in a crew cut, and wearing trainers and shorts.’
    • ‘He was a man mountain, with a crew cut and enormous hands with chubby fingers.’
    • ‘‘There are a few here… five or six, ‘he says, nodding toward a group of thirty-something clean-shaven men with crew cuts and baseball caps.’’
    • ‘What's wrong with crew cuts and white shirts and neck ties?’
    • ‘‘All 500 in the theater had crew cuts,’ she said in an interview, still chuckling at the memory.’
    • ‘They had crew cuts and wore nothing but camouflage.’
    • ‘Two Americans with crew cuts and flak jackets with grenades, flares and ammunition clips are the escorts through the mansion's grounds.’
    • ‘He has been getting crew cuts since the eighth grade because of their simplicity.’
    • ‘She liked boys with crew cuts and clean shaven faces, most often athletic boys who were captains of the teams.’

Origin

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