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Why is the word haircut, haircut? Why isn't it hairscut?

Hello Diana,

I think the easiest explanation is that hair is normally used as an uncountable noun in English and therefore, only the singular form is used.  Hairs is only used in the countable context when referring to individual hairs (I have too many gray hairs.)

Hope this helps,

Dr. D

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