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A very short haircut for men and boys.
- ‘The man's bulldog face, coupled with his short crew cut, gave an unusually menacing look to him.’
- ‘He was a man mountain, with a crew cut and enormous hands with chubby fingers.’
- ‘They had crew cuts and wore nothing but camouflage.’
- ‘A few strands of black hair hung in the man's eyes; his haircut looked like a crew cut not taken care of.’
- ‘She liked boys with crew cuts and clean shaven faces, most often athletic boys who were captains of the teams.’
- ‘Witnesses had described the suspect as being in his late teens or early 20s, with a crew cut, or short, dark hair.’
- ‘The man is described as white, in his 30s, with short dark brown hair like a crew cut growing out, tanned and clean shaven.’
- ‘She gave us haircuts; it was pretty close to a crew cut.’
- ‘What's wrong with crew cuts and white shirts and neck ties?’
- ‘Lori did the same with the younger looking one with the short crew cut.’
- ‘He now sports a crew cut, after years of maintaining a floppy, hippie-style coiffure.’
- ‘‘All 500 in the theater had crew cuts,’ she said in an interview, still chuckling at the memory.’
- ‘Two Americans with crew cuts and flak jackets with grenades, flares and ammunition clips are the escorts through the mansion's grounds.’
- ‘The boy was described as having short, dark hair in a crew cut, and wearing trainers and shorts.’
- ‘He had dark blonde hair which was often in a short crew cut like my brother's.’
- ‘One was Asian, with a crew cut hairstyle and a goatee beard.’
- ‘‘There are a few here… five or six, ‘he says, nodding toward a group of thirty-something clean-shaven men with crew cuts and baseball caps.’’
- ‘His hair cut short in a crew cut and dressed with a bow tie and suspenders, he looked more like an accountant or professor.’
- ‘Now that he has replaced the ponytail with the crew cut he even looks the part.’
- ‘He has been getting crew cuts since the eighth grade because of their simplicity.’
1940s: apparently first adopted as a style by boat crews of Harvard and Yale universities.
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