Definition of short back and sides in English:

short back and sides

noun

British
  • A haircut in which the hair is cut short at the back and the sides:

    ‘his hairdresser said tactfully that short back and sides was no longer an unquestioned good thing’
    • ‘So now I pay $12 to a butcher in an alley for a neat short back and sides.’
    • ‘He already had the short back and sides and the mousy blonde hair.’
    • ‘Thankfully Eamon, sporting a short back and sides, was a rare sign of normality amid this world of mind-boggling hair sculpting.’
    • ‘When I had my hair cut yesterday, I asked for short back and sides instead of a style cut.’
    • ‘Asking Eileen Drewery for a short back and sides wasn't my best move.’
    • ‘I don't want anything fancy, just a simple short back and sides, but cut properly.’
    • ‘‘Men still mostly want a short back and sides but I can do the shaved heads that some of them want as well,’ he said.’
    • ‘He was of slim to medium build with short back and sides and dark hair brushed forwards.’
    • ‘It's not a sensible short back and sides, but he's definitely had a good six inches off the end of his ponytail.’
    • ‘A health check means visiting the doctor's surgery, not casually flicking through Men's Health magazine, while waiting for a short back and sides.’
    • ‘Until recently long-haired men risked being picked off the street for an obligatory short back and sides.’
    • ‘After all, as one of the wealthiest businessmen in New York surely he knows a barber who would give him a proper short back and sides.’
    • ‘‘They always say ‘never again’ afterwards,’ attested Margaret as she reached for the mirror to let me bear witness to the short back and sides.’
    • ‘Police then described him as being well-spoken, aged between 30 and 40, with a short back and sides and light brown or blond hair.’
    • ‘Instead, I give a trim and do the complete short back and sides in spring when there is enough new growth to keep things interesting.’
    • ‘The well-spoken white male, aged between 30 and 40, and around 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a short back and sides and light brown or blond hair.’

Pronunciation:

short back and sides

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