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Definition of "skinhead" [skinhead]

  • Slang A person with a shaven head. (noun)
  • Slang A member of any of various groups of people, especially young people, who shave their heads and sometimes participate in white-supremacist and anti-immigrant activities. (noun)

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 "skinhead" in a sentence
  • "I am a proud skinhead and allways have been. when you use the term skinhead you had better talk to a s.h.a.r.p. next time. or do some damn homework."
  • "LOS ANGELES, April 23 Reuters – A Muslim teenager who was severely beaten in what he called a skinhead attack sued four of his alleged attackers and their parents on Wednesday for civil rights violations in California state court."
  • "His existence as a skinhead is tailored meticulously to every nuance of his extremely complicated, deeply personal sociopolitical belief system and every shred of that is made clear to us."