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Definition of "clean-cut" [clean•-cut]

  • Clearly and sharply defined or outlined. (adjective)
  • Neat and trim in appearance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clean-cut" in a sentence
  • "In early casting calls for the role, Carlson is described as a clean-cut, smart and crafty cop who comes off more white collar than blue collar."
  • "They are a clean-cut, happy-looking couple in their fifties who are decidedly less buttoned-down than the other professionals in the group."
  • "I was still thinking about that the next day, when news came of the horrific slaughter in Norway and the gradual disclosures that the author was not an bearded Arab terrorist, but a blond,clean-cut White, convinced that he was a soldier in the War of Civilizations, defending the Christian west against the threat of Islam."