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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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The Beckhams' spokesman said: "We spoke to the bosses at Brylcreem and they didn't mind David getting a crew cut.
One was 5ft 6in tall with a crew cut, pronounced features and a bony head.
SUN VALLEY - Just two days after a mistake by a DWP crew cut electricity to half of Los Angeles, another worker at a Department of Water and Power facility accidentally punctured a methane gas line Wednesday, causing a blast that damaged nearby cars.
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.
and then needs a crew cut to fix it, Alex gets a crew cut too.
He is in his late 20s or early 30s with a dark, untidy, grown-out crew cut, and is 6ft tall with a slim build.
He was white, in his early to mid 20s, about 5ft 5in tall with a crew cut, which made the tramlines stand out.
The young royal - who came fourth in an eligible bachelor poll last week - sported the dramatic crew cut while working on a sheep and cow ranch in Queensland, Australia.
Both men are 5ft 10 to 6ft and aged in their mid 20s, one with a crew cut hair and a goatee beard and the other with short spiky hair and was wearing denim.
The woman with the bleached crew cut is Garbage singer Shirley Manson.
As I walked down the beach with Phranc--she with her classic crew cut, toting her classic long board--it was obvious that she was, if not one of the boys, completely accepted.
The form of Wise Totty's course and distance second to Centurion Enry in June, with Droopys Arshavin, Lorrys Options and Ten Dollars More behind, makes her must-bet material on her return to Oxford's 645 metres, while Crew Cut can scalp his rivals at Bath tomorrow.
The suspect is male, mixed race, 5ft 10in, of slim build with a dark crew cut, wearing a grey G-STAR T-shirt.
Geordie Armstrong, 65, retired, Walkergate: I had a crew cut when they first came out about 54 years ago in the 50s.
A crew cut down the 100-foot-tall maple tree on Wednesday because it had a hollow trunk and rotten roots and branches, said Mark Snyder, Eugene's urban forester.
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