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crew cut

A very short hairstyle typically for men. Its name is thought to come from its initial popularity among rowers. The coach makes us all get crew cuts at the start of the season because long hair isn't allowed on the team.
See also: crew, cut
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crew cut

A closely cropped haircut, usually for a male, as in The boys all think crew cuts are cooler in summer. This term presumably originated in the navy ( crew referring to a ship's crew), where such a haircut was mandatory. [c. 1940]
See also: crew, cut
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A black baseball cap kept the crew cut under cover as he arrived at Leicester's ground on United's club coach.
The Beckhams' spokesman said: "We spoke to the bosses at Brylcreem and they didn't mind David getting a crew cut. They realise it means even more publicity even if he has to wear a little less of the product now."
Officers are looking for men who are between 20 and 24 years old, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall and of medium or medium to stocky build with crew cuts and a clean shaven face or with a dark crew cut and a goatee beard.
Officers are looking for men between 20 and 24 who are 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall and of medium and medium to stocky build with crew cuts and a clean shaven face or with a dark crew cut and a goatee beard.
When, shortly before Memorial Day, I decided to get a crew cut, I figured the humiliation would come fast and furious, like the Ducks' loss to Indiana in their home opener last year.
The humiliation actually came much later - when the crew cut started to grow out and, like some UO chemistry-major-turned-dance-major-turned-religious-studies-major, my hair just couldn't figure out what it wanted to be when it grew up.
I had a crew cut gone wild, more jaggedly uneven than Three Fingered Jack.
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