Definition of haircut in English:



  • 1The style in which a person's hair is cut.

    • ‘Their faces, their athletic style, even their haircuts are as familiar as their names.’
    • ‘And during videos, other flight attendants would provide haircuts, styling and shoe-shining at your seat.’
    • ‘Facials, manicures, body massage, electrolysis, not to mention haircuts, highlights and perms are all on offer at a fraction of the price you'd pay at a high street salon.’
    • ‘Less is more when it comes to style and color, and with the right haircut, your hair can become low on maintenance and high on style.’
    • ‘A few strands of black hair hung in the man's eyes; his haircut looked like a crew cut not taken care of.’
    • ‘He was white, around 5ft 9in, stocky and muscular, with a crew-cut style haircut and he looked scruffy.’
    • ‘And get a tan, a cool haircut and some fashionable clothes.’
    • ‘Each period has a look, difficult to define but instantly recognisable; partly a matter of haircuts and style, partly the type of face considered handsome.’
    • ‘Get a fresh haircut, trim your fingernails, and shine your shoes if needed.’
    • ‘I would never turn down a request for help determining what styles or haircuts would look good on someone.’
    • ‘You've finally found the right haircut but still can't quite achieve the style you're looking for.’
    • ‘They successfully combined cutting edge fashion with a haircut that suits you personally.’
    • ‘We've arrived at a day and age when it's the person who wears the haircut and style, rather than the other way around.’
    • ‘A bevy of beauties from Bangalore promenaded all over the saloon, sporting some of the trends in haircuts and some wacky coiffures.’
    • ‘But I'd add a few particulars: first, look for people whose haircuts you like, but who also have your hair type.’
    • ‘His haircut is short and extremely sophisticated.’
    • ‘Look after your hair - have a haircut every six weeks or so.’
    • ‘There used to be a lot of bad haircuts, now men are going into ladies salons and having their hair styled more.’
    • ‘You should also get a haircut regularly as it will make your hair easier to style, and keep it looking neat most of the time.’
    • ‘New hairstyles and haircuts are great ways to change your look, especially if you feel like you are due for some sort of change and are tired of your mundane, routine look.’
    hairstyle, haircut, cut, style, coiffure
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    1. 1.1 An act of cutting a person's hair.
      • ‘Yesterday as I drove to the beauty salon for my haircut.’
      • ‘I've decided to take a risk and try a highly-raved about salon for my haircut instead of my usual haunt.’
      • ‘There's also a salon for haircuts, pedicures, manicures and makeup lessons.’
      • ‘Sammie grabbed my arm and yanked me into a salon where she forced me into a haircut.’
      • ‘Until the 1970s only a few men went to a salon for a haircut and styling.’
  • 2US informal A reduction in the stated value of an asset.

    ‘the banks would probably be willing to take a haircut on the rest’
    • ‘If the government absorbed half the losses, the banks would probably be willing to take a haircut on the rest.’
    • ‘Tight haircuts for bootboy bankers and existing shareholders could be the order of the day.’
    • ‘If this happens, bondholders will take a serious haircut, while shareholders will get a big fat nothing.’
    • ‘Also, the effort shows that the government is serious about forcing creditors to take a haircut on their loans and bondholdings if need be.’
    • ‘Injuries, sending-offs and even haircuts can play havoc with even the best laid plans.’