haircut etymology

English word haircut comes from English hair, English cut

Detailed word origin of haircut

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hair English (eng) (botany, countable) A cellular outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated.. (countable) A pigmented filament of keratin which grows from a follicle on the skin of humans and other mammals.. (countable) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.. (obsolete) Haircloth; a hair shirt.. (uncountable) The collection or [...]
cut English (eng) (Australia, NZ, slang) Emotionally hurt.. (Can we clean up([ +]) this sense?) (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.. (NZ) Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in [...]
haircut English (eng) (finance) The difference between the value of a loan and the value of its collateral. (legal) In a bankruptcy proceeding, the proportional reduction in the debt that will be paid to each creditor, based on an evaluation of the total debt owed and the total assets of the debtor.. The act of cutting of the hair, often done professionally by a barber, hair stylist, or beautician.. The way hair [...]