*Additional to earlier definition* Sorry, I misinformed you people, it was Plasmatics lead guitarist Richie Stotts who was one of the first to introduce the mohawk as punk rock chic, not Wes Beech. I've read references to bihawks and trihawks... another variant on the style is the Trojan... longer at the front, tapering off gradually to the back.
Richie Stotts, along with Discharge bassist Rainy, were two of the first punk rockers to introduce the mohawk hairstyle to that particular genre.
by Chris Wheelie July 21, 2006
1. much-discussed hairstyle
2. a tribe of indians
3. A basic 180-degree turn in figure skating or ice dancing. A mohawk will turn your face and body but not your direction of travel, so before the turn you are skating forward, and after it you are skating backward. Mohawks can be performed on the inside or outside edges of the skating blades, and with an open or a closed foot position. In television-broadcasted competitions, a mohawk is usually seen in ice dancing, although they are sometimes used for the performance of certain jumps. In that instance, a mohawk replaces a 3-turn as the last step before the skater jumps into the air. The difference with a 3-turn is that a 3-turn turns on 1 foot, where as the mohawk changes feet during the turn.
She has textbook-perfect technique on her double salchow jump, but somehow she can only do it from a mohawk entrance, not from a 3-turn!
by Sessyliz November 26, 2008
a hairstyle created originally by ancient aboriginal, native american, and african tribes, including the (Native American) Iroquois Nation, The Sudanese, and a few other Native American and African tribes.

This hairstyle today in urban culture is used mostly by music inspired subcultures, and has been brought to the public eye at large by such celebrities as Mr. T, Robert Deniro (In the movie; "Taxi Driver"), P. Diddy, Grace Jones, Music Video Director Bryan Barber, World Cup soccer star Clint Mathis and others.

The mohawks used by ancient tribes ranged from a simple strip of hair from the forehead to the nape of the neck, with the rest of the head shaved, to a tiny thin strip, from the forehead to the middle of the back of the head, with the rest shaved.

Modern incarnations of the mohawk used by subcultures are typically shaped into spikes or a "fan" shape, and held together with Knox gelatin, glue, or "freeze gel".
by calvinchaos June 19, 2006
When a woman shaves her legs only to find the next day that she missed a strip of hair somewhere on the back of them.
Damn this cheap razor. Now my leg has a mohawk.
by Sylvia April 22, 2005
A hairstyle invented by the Native Americans, also a hairstyle that ONLY LOOKS GOOD ON NATIVE AMERICANS.
Random guy: 0mg dude look at that punk with his awesome insert weird color here mohawk!
Me: 0mg look at that poser whitekid with an ugly-arse hairstyle who wishes he was as cool as Native Americans!
by The Happy May 22, 2005
A formerly kick-ass hairstyle originated by the Native American Moheikan tribe, made famous by the almighty Mr. T, then ruined by punks.
I once had a mohawk because Mr. T made it cool, then people started calling me a punk, so I shaved the damn thing off.
by wcgold February 27, 2005
actually the mohawk was really introduced to the present time by US infantry in second world war to intimidate (dont really remember)german or japanesse soldiers when they charged or ataked face to face.

then punks adopted as their own... and i guess native americans had it first...

but now to many people do it... shame...
"woa, look at that dudes mohawk!!"
by VacantHead December 30, 2005