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BUZZ: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "buzz-cut"

When discussing "hair" and you want to indicate that a person had a crew cut or a "buzz cut" you can use a "G" handshape to show that the length of the hair is "very short."


This sign shows the height of the hair of a person who just had a buzz cut (also known as a "crew cut").  For more "hair signs" see HAIR.





Sample sentence: BUZZ-CUT BEFORE YOU? = "Have you ever had a buzz hair cut?"



You can modify the most signs to adjust their specific meanings.  For example, below I'm adding an "ooh" mouth morpheme and I'm slightly ducking my head. This inflects the sign to mean, "very short hair."

HAIR: BUZZ-CUT-"very short"



If you want to sign BUZZ, one way to do so is using the lexicalized version where the index and middle finger sign the double "Z" at the same time.



Notes:  Also see: HAIR


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