Definition of Skinhead

1. Noun. A young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations.

Group relationships: Bootboys, Skinheads
Generic synonyms: Bully, Hooligan, Roughneck, Rowdy, Ruffian, Tough, Yob, Yobbo, Yobo



Definition of Skinhead

1. Noun. Someone with a shaved head. ¹

2. Noun. Member of the skinhead subculture arising in late 1960s England or its diaspora. ¹

3. Noun. Someone, often associated with a violent gang, and also thought to adhere to white-supremacist or anti-immigrant principles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skinhead

1. one whose hair is cut very short [n -S]

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Literary usage of Skinhead

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1. Rights Denied: The Roma of Hungary by Rachel Guglielmo, Human Rights Watch / Helsinki, Human Rights Watch Staff, Human rights watch-Helsinki, Human Rights Watch, Timothy Waters, Jeri Laber, Holly Cartner, Watch Human Rights (1996)
"55 Most commentators agree that the number of skinhead attacks has in fact declined, and that the skinhead movement has largely failed to gain a substantial ..."

2. Struggling for Ethnic Identity: Czechoslovakia's Endangered Gypsies by Rachel Tritt (1992)
"Offender—skinhead. Injured—Romany. Case requalified as a misdemeanor. ... Injured—skinhead. Wanted for/to be prosecuted according to Paragraph 221 (bodily ..."

3. Struggling for Ethnic Identity: The Gypsies of Hungary by Gyorgy Feher, Holly Cartner, Lois Whitman (1993)
"Journalists tracking skinhead activities also suggest that the number of incidents is higher than indicated either by the police or the MLK figures; ..."

4. The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown by Hugh LeCaine Agnew (2004)
"Arab, Indian, and African or Afro-Czech residents have also been skinhead targets. The government follows the radical movements with concern, ..."

5. Gang Suppression & Intervention: An Assessment by Irving A. Spergel (1996)
"Many, but not all, skinhead groups are neo-Nazi gangs who model themselves after punk rockers and skinheads in England. They may have ties with adult racist ..."

6. Hate Crime Statistics: A Resource Book (1993)
"Organized hate group Number of incidents Percent Total 309 100.0 Gang affiliation 11 3.6 Possible skinhead 3 1.0 skinhead 5 1.6 Other 4 1.3 Unknown/none 286 ..."

7. Religious Intolerance in Europe Today: Hearing Before the Commission on edited by Alfonse M. D'Amato (1999)
"... extensive neo-Nazi and skinhead groups that are nourished by the problems of post-unification integration and the search for a German national identity. ..."

8. Germany for Germans: Xenophobia and Racist Violence in Germany by Maryellen Fullerton (1995)
"... extremist groups and membership over the previous year.16 The 1991 statistics for the first time included 4200 militant right-wing skinhead extremists, ..."

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