haircut

A haircut is what a barber does when he trims your hair with scissors. You might decide it's time for a haircut when your bangs are hanging in your eyes.

Some people go to fancy salons for a haircut, while others visit a barber or trust a friend to give them a haircut. You can call the resulting style — the layered sides or shaved neck — a haircut too. If your haircut is striking or unusual, like a spiky purple Mohawk, you'll probably get lots of comments and admiring glances. The haircut is believed to date from A.U.C. 454, in ancient Rome.

Definitions of haircut
  1. noun
    the act of cutting the hair
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    type of:
    cut, cutting, cutting off
    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
  2. noun
    the style in which hair has been cut
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    types:
    brush cut
    a short haircut with hairs standing up like a brush
    crew cut, flattop
    a closely cropped haircut; usually for men
    mohawk, mohawk haircut
    haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
    type of:
    coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
    the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
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