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

n the act of cutting the hair

Type of:
cut, cutting, cutting off
the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

n the style in which hair has been cut

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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