high and tight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Comparing the terms high and tight for the longer hair on the high part of the scalp and the shortest or tight-to-the-scalp hair on the sides.

Adjective[edit]

high and tight (not comparable)

  1. (of a haircut) Having the characteristics of a crew cut (very short or no hair on the sides and trimmed on the top).
  2. (figuratively, by extension) Orderly, militaresque.