take a haircut

Pronunciations

take a haircut (take a HAIR-cut) listen

Definitions

  • v. To get a haircut, have one's hair cut.

Example Sentences

  • "According to the opinion of the Shulchan Aruch one may not take haircuts or get married until the thirty-fourth day of the omer in the morning." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Unclear etymology. Possibly from American Yiddish: Bilingual Yiddish-English speakers could have said "nemen a haircut" as a translation of American English "get a haircut." Then monolingual English speakers would have translated that to "take a haircut."

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

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