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A skinhead is a person who holds punk and working class values to heart, and chooses to fight for that right. It began with an offshoot from the rude boy movement, but morphed into a few denominations: Trojan Skins, White Power/Blood and Honour Skins, Anarchist Commie Skins and a few others. Skins have a worldwide reputation for being racist (not always true) and violent(an important, defining aspect), but they're generally ok people if you don't cross them. unless your coloured and you meet a Nazi skin, then your fucked.

Skinhead drees included:

JACKETS: Bomber/flight, donkey jackets
TOPS: Ben Sherman shirts/polo shirts, tight and/or sleeveless t-shirts, possibly with Nazi/B+H or Trojan prints
JEANS: Levi/Wrangler straitlegs, rolled up to show off boots
BOOTS: Docs mostly, laces determine denomination (see www.wikipedia.com), but sometimes work boots or monkey boots. usually steel-capped to aid violence and protect feet. illustrate the working-class ethics of skins.
BRACES: 3/4 inch length, any more is seen to be faking being a skin. again, colours denote denominations.
HAIR: short obviously, between a number 1 and a number 4, but usually a 2 or 3. sometimes kickboxers moheichans are seen (short sides, slightly longer middle), but not often.

skins wear what they wear because its all ideal for fighting and living in shit. ive got a lot of skin friends and they all live in shit flats or squats. skins are categorically working class.

you shouldn't cross the local skins. they will eat you up and spit you out. and the cops will never find your body. if your a proper punk you'll be fine, but watch out if your a little chav/rudie cos they will hurt you.

all in all, dont hate skins cos they're violent and eletist. even the racist ones have good reasons for what they do.
the film Romper Stomper or American History X or related skinhead films
Bands like Skrewdriver
9 times out of 10 there is a skin gang in your town: probably White Power.
"skinhead, skinhead, looking for a fight!"
"skinhead, skinhead, beat you for delight!"
by Trent October 07, 2005
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Group of White Extremists who hate gay people and immigrants for the most part. Not all are racist ,but minorities will make up stories about them saying they are pussies since they have never met one in their entire lives. A true skinhead is not racist. A Neo-Nazi is racist, they are not the same however, they just look alike. Don't talk shit about a skinhead unless you aim to do it to their face, cahnces are youve never seen one.
Skin heads hate rednecks so they cant be described as hics.
by judebaker November 12, 2004
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A skinhead originally meant a person (chiefly in the United Kingdom) who was of a working-class or urban background who listened to rock, reggae, and other forms of such music. Skinheads were not of one ethnicity, but many. In fact, there were many Black British skinheads. Most skinheads were not racist. This also spread to other parts of the globe.

Then, around the 1970s and 80s, white supremacists and Nazis began to shave their heads. This began in the UK, where movements such as the British Movement and National Party began gaining popularity. This eventually spread to other countries. This completely changed "skinhead". Now, skinhead is often associated with white power movements.

Today, some of the "original" skinheads often try to distinguish themselves from racists. In fact, some have created groups to fight against racism. One notable group is Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP). Both types of skinheads may often fight with each other due to opposing rallies by "original" skinheads.
Mark considers himself a skinhead. He listens to 60s reggae and other such music. He is not in any way racist.
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something Americans have taken on board with no respect and tradition to its beginnings,I mean wtf is "claiming" "Freshcut" and bad spelling like "skinbyrd" and continual whining about sharp swazzi and how fucking working class and Irish they are
I've claimed skinhead but Im still a freshcut till I get drilled by me crew,but i'm a sharp not a gash,maybe i'll grow me hair
by pot luck February 16, 2008
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A group of whiney delinquents who strive for attention that they say ignorant things and make other people think they are tough, in actuality they are just a bunch of pussies.
The skinhead fell off his bike and scrpaed his knee, so he started to cry.
by Chief Rottingham May 27, 2003
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skinhead was indeed a working class youth movement, born from hard mod and influenced by jamaican music which was born, and as far as many are concerned, died, in the late Sixties. As in every subculture, its adherents fetishised the sameness of their "difference", underlined this attitude by wearing a strict uniform, detailed exhaustively in other posts, and by adopting a very limited lifestyle and mindset- commonly xenophobic and espousing violence in the absence of an ability to THINK AND ACT INDIVIDUALLY OR WITH INTELLIGENCE. The very particular set of social circumstances which led to the birth of skinhead, or mod, or any of those retro boys' clubs, are gone now, but dense, insecure, defensive, uneducated spoiled lazy kids with chips on their shoulders who claim to be "working class" do love to dress up and look scary, don't they? Drinking massive quantities of lager goes a long way to drowning the niggling fear that they're all just try-hard wannabe losers who would sooner punch someone's teeth in than reason things out, and drunkenness gives them a great excuse to do this. Combing one's hair is just too much like hard work and requires too much imagination, so they shave it all off. Though the whole hyper-macho scene is blatantly homoerotic, skinheads tend to attract sad fat girls, it's true, with no self-esteem who secretly want to rescue them. Good luck, ladies.
Skinheads are cranky and defensive all the time because deep down, they realise that they are worthless and that nobody likes them. (We all go through that stage, but normal people grow up). They tend to blame blacks, gays, jews, tories...well, anyone else but themselves for this state of affairs. Their friendships and associations are based on beer, mutual assent to brutality and a "skinhead code", and, thusly, do not qualify as true friendships at all. No wonder they're crabby, chauvinist twats.
That skinhead killed his mum's Maltese Terrier because she refused to iron his braces for him.
by The Hideous Damsel January 02, 2006
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Skinhead

A member of the greatest youth culture in world history. Working class individuals who who have pride in their heritage, Country and self. Skinheads have a regimented style of dress that they use as a signifier of both their brotherhood and solidarity with other Skinheads, though it must be noted that any person who puts the fashion style before the outlook/way of life is not a Skinhead but a gimp who should be slapped. Over the years many rediculous attempts to insert bogus values and ideologies have resulted in such psuedo Skinhead (hippie) groups as RASH ("red anarchistador skinheads" also known simply as "the fags") S.H.A.R.P (skinheads against racial prejudice-also known simply as the "ass kissers") GASH (gay aryan skinheads-also known as a complete joke) all three of which have attached themselves to a group of hippie anarchists known around the world as Antifa.
That Skinhead kicked that hippie, pinko in the face with his steel toed boot.
by truth fan June 12, 2009
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