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  • n. Plural form of skinhead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism


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  • I agree that having a large group of trained and experienced skinheads is a bad idea.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast AM: July 7, 2006

  • For the cops, migrant workers are an additional source of income; for racist "skinheads" - a trophy; for simple citizens - a cheap source of labour.


  • These so-called skinheads consider themselves hero-warriors -- part of a national liberation movement to rid Russia of immigrants.

    Diane Tucker: EXCLUSIVE: Russian Human Rights Activists Face Spike In Death Threats (UPDATES)

  • Then there's alt. skinheads, which is more about music and clothes than blacks and Jews.

    Live Wires

  • When altercations occurred between white and minority students, the skinheads were always around to help the Caucasian.

    Ex-racist ’skinhead’ tells gripping story of hatred and redemption

  • The leader of the skinheads was a lot braver than Derek driving the white Chevy truck — the green Ford plowed through small fir trees and knocked over thick bushes and more saplings in its eagerness to get at Dale.

    A Winter Haunting

  • By the end of the decade, these "hard" mods were known as skinheads and their lives and fashion had strayed further away from the middle-class fascination with the latest trends, settling for an image made up of practical styles that suited their employment - steel-toed boots, straight-legged denim jeans, shirts and suspenders.

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • These individuals, whom we have identified as skinheads, racists, hooligans or homophobes, all have the same way of embodying their extremism: their tattoos.


  • It followed 12-year-old Shaun, played by Thomas Turgoose, and his acceptance into a group of skinheads, which is eventually split by a growing racist influence.

    Directors Notes

  • Witnesses claimed the riot was retaliation for a clash the previous evening, when a group of young men described as skinheads allegedly attacked three Romani teenagers, one of whom was severely beaten.

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