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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleen kuht]
    • /klin kʌt/
    • /kliːn kʌt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleen kuht]
    • /klin kʌt/

Definitions of clean-cut word

  • adjective clean-cut Someone, especially a boy or man, who is clean-cut has a neat, tidy appearance. 3
  • adjective clean-cut clearly outlined; neat 3
  • adjective clean-cut definite 3
  • adjective clean-cut with a clear, sharp edge or outline 3
  • adjective clean-cut well-formed 3
  • adjective clean-cut distinct; clear 3

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Origin of clean-cut

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45

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Parts of speech for Clean-cut


clean-cut popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for clean-cut

adj clean-cut

  • categorical — If you are categorical about something, you state your views very definitely and firmly.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • definite — If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite, it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.
  • definitive — Something that is definitive provides a firm conclusion that cannot be questioned.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

Antonyms for clean-cut

adj clean-cut

  • ruffled — (of apparel) having ruffles.

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