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Re: Clean-cut

Posted by ESC on September 18, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Another connotation? posted by Word Camel on September 18, 2004

: : Hi,
: : I saw this passage on a magazine. It sounds like something else to me than the original meaning.
: : -I heard that Mandy Moore is doing a nude scene n her new move. This can't be true-she's so "clean cut"??

: : 1. neat-looking: neat in dress or appearance
: : a clean-cut young officer in a spotless uniform

: :
: : 2. with sharp outline: distinctly outlined or designed

: :
: : Could that mean "pure"??

: : thanks

: Well, sort of. In my opinion, "pure" connotates unspoiled and in a sort of native state while I think clean cut implies more a conscious effort rather than a state of being. I say this because of the "cut" part. It implies human intervention.

I think "clean-cut" is used more often to describe a man.