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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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But it is kept slightly longer on top and down the back to look like a bit of a Mohican.’
- ‘One of the band members starts shaving the head of the bassist into a sloppy Mohican.’
- ‘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.’
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.
noun & adjective
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