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"haircut" in British English

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haircutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈheə.kʌt/  us   /ˈher-/

haircut noun [C] (HAIR)

B1 the ​style in which someone's ​hair is ​cut, or an ​occasion of ​cutting the ​hair: She has a really ​awful haircut. I ​wish he'd get/have a haircut.

haircut noun [C] (MONEY)

specialized finance & economics a ​reduction in an ​amount of ​money, such as the ​price of a share or bond: The ​crisismeans that ​lenders will have to take a haircut (= ​accept that they have ​lostmoney because the ​value of the ​investment has gone down).
(Definition of haircut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haircut" in American English

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haircutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈherˌkʌt/
an ​occasion when you have ​yourhaircut, or the ​style in which it is ​cut
(Definition of haircut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"haircut" in Business English

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haircutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈheəkʌt/ US informal FINANCE
a ​smallreduction in the ​price of a ​share, bond, etc.
a ​reduction in an ​amount of ​money: The museum ​director took a haircut of about 8% from his ​salary.
(Definition of haircut from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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