Main definitions of Mohican in English

: Mohican1Mohican2

Mohican1

Pronunciation /məʊˈhiːk(ə)n//ˈməʊɪk(ə)n/

noun

British
  • A hairstyle with the head shaved except for a strip of hair from the middle of the forehead to the back of the neck, typically stiffened to stand erect or in spikes.

    ‘I was a nihilistic punk with a Mohican and a ring in my nose’
    as modifier ‘a Mohican haircut’
    • ‘One of the band members starts shaving the head of the bassist into a sloppy Mohican.’
    • ‘Ross, who is a hairdresser, insists customers aren't put off by his massive Mohican.’
    • ‘A guy with a green Mohican slapped Evan on the back, and left the office, chewing gum loudly in my ear as he passed.’
    • ‘In the last few years the soccer star has sported shoulder-length hair, a Mohican and ‘cornrows’ but is probably most famed for his £300 skinhead.’
    • ‘The models wore sky-high Mohicans, stripy knee-length and bright ankle socks (along with spiky heels) and carried teddy bears on chains.’
    • ‘The bride's father wore a gangster outfit complete with trilby and spats, Andy's punk friends sported colourful Mohicans and four of the guests came as the Addams Family.’
    • ‘But it is kept slightly longer on top and down the back to look like a bit of a Mohican.’
    • ‘First let's remember the past - the mid-parting cut, the Mohican, the long golden locks of hair, the neo-nazi look, the humble, non-dyed brown hair style.’

Origin

1950s (as Mohican haircut): erroneously associated with the American Indian people (see Mohican), from illustrations or film adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. See also Huron.

Pronunciation

Mohican

/məʊˈhiːk(ə)n//ˈməʊɪk(ə)n/

Main definitions of Mohican in English

: Mohican1Mohican2

Mohican2

adjective & noun

Pronunciation

Mohican

/məʊˈhiːk(ə)n/