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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: From the hairstyle worn by Native American men in J. Fenimore Cooper's novel Last of the Mohicans (1826)

Mohican

noun
     
Mo‧hi‧can British English; Mo‧hawk American English [countable]
a hairstyle in which the hair is cut off the sides of the head, and the hair on top of the head is made to stick up and is sometimes brightly coloured
Mohican adjective:
a Mohican haircut

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