crew cut

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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

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
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Alas, just as you thought you could grow your hair long, you were in college and had to take ROTC, which meant getting a crewcut.
In my former hometown for 55 years, the school kids get visits from the veterans, who try to impart that war is not wearing fatigues, dog tags, and a crewcut. It isn't glorious, and your new friends in your platoon are dead before you have the chance to ask whereabouts they are from.
Mark then shaved Pete's head, leaving him with a crewcut, as the band finished their set.
Wang (emeritus biochemistry and molecular biology, Harvard U.) describes the elegant solutions that nature has devised, not only for untangling two twisted strands of DNA for replication, to make sure each progeny has one and only one whole strand of its parent, but also for keeping many bristly nucleic acids from getting so tangled that the cellular equivalent of a crewcut is required.
When he disappeared, he had a brown goatee beard and his hair was in a crewcut style.
"The only question is whether it will it be a crewcut or a Mohawk."
Billy, who is divorced with one child, is 5ft 9in tall and has light brown hair in a crewcut style.
Gary, 23, who has had a crewcut, said he was "hurt" by the way he was treated by Martin Bashir.
But the fat man with a crewcut who chain-smoked said his own daughter rejected him when she found out what he did: "She said she was disgusted and doesn't let me see my granddaughter."
And if your son wants a crewcut and sneakers with steel toes, Bild suggests, "don't deny him anything--or he'll want it even more." (But what if the kid wants tickets to America on the Concorde?)
And the nation watched live on telly as he was finally given a crewcut by champion shearer Peter Casserley.
And, as our exclusive picture shows, he has swapped his trademark dreadlocks for a crewcut.