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English definition of “clean-cut”

clean-cut

adjective uk   /ˌkliːnˈkʌt/ us  

clean-cut adjective (MAN)

approving describes a man who is tidy in appearance and behaves well: Julie's fiancé is a nice clean-cut young man.Smart and elegantAttractive

clean-cut adjective (SHAPE)

straight and simple: I like the clean-cut shapes of classical architecture.Straight, even and level
(Definition of clean-cut from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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