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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After the crew cut grew out, the girl would pull her hair into a pony tail every morning.
According to an Iraqi passenger, one of the 42 survivors, said that the crew cut the engines at about 2am, four hours before the boat hit the rocks.
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.
The young royal - who came fourth in an eligible bachelor poll last week - sported the crew cut as he took time off from being a ranch-hand to watch Australia beat Scotland in the Rugby World Cup in Brisbane yesterday.
A black baseball cap kept the crew cut under cover as he arrived at Leicester's ground on United's club coach.
Bobby Poynton: A magical voice of the legendary Vocal Hall of Fame group, The Lettermen (1990-1995 and from 2011 to the present), and previously with The Crew Cuts (1998-2000) and The Diamonds (2001-2011).