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English definition of “skinhead”


noun     /ˈskɪn.hed/
[C] a young person , especially a man, who has very short hair or no hair and is part of a group , often a violent group Young people [S] a hairstyle in which the hair is so short that the skin on the head can be seen Hairstyles
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