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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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One had black crew-cut hair with tramlines shaved into the side.
One was 5ft 4ins tall, of stocky build with a chubby face and crew-cut brown hair.
Last night 77 per cent of his fans had voted for Andy - who has become as famous for his curls and colourful language as his tennis skills - to go for a crew-cut.
I arrive in Baton Rouge with a planeload of relief workers, FEMA functionaries and crew-cut contractors, all working their cell phones and Blackberries.
'The picture of the caring, crew-cut Prince Harry holding orphans in his arms in Lesotho are impossible to contemplate without derision' -Author AN Wilson.
``Alastair Campbell -scowling, surly, crew-cut -has become the unacceptable face of New Labour'' Best-selling novelist Robert Harris
Kewell might have grabbed all the attention after his pounds 5m move from Leeds,but Owen -with a new crew-cut and beard -was outstanding when he came on in the second half after Emile Heskey had scored the Reds' first goal.
His accomplice was around 5ft 10, a similar age, with dark crew-cut hair and wore a red and blue horizontal-striped top.
His attacker is black, 6ft to 6ft 2in and slim, with crew-cut hair and a 2in diagonal scar across his face.
That crew-cut they're sportin' is not just for fun, kids, it's a way of life.
He is described as a thickset white male, of medium height with short dark hair in a crew-cut style, and was wearing a white tracksuit with black stripes.
The crew-cut brought cheers as he walked out of the front door at Celtic Park to show he had not been turned into a complete "baldie" like England star David Beckham.
DAVID Beckham's crew-cut has transformed him from mummy's boy to sex god.
In one classic ad, a crew-cut boy sporting horn-rimmed "X-ray specs" stares gleefully at the bones in his hand.
On television, get ready for the old black-and-white images of John Chancellor reporting from Arkansas and of mobs of crew-cut crackers (I can say that; I come from Tennessee, and am married to a Mississippian) rushing into lines of helmeted infantrymen in Oxford.