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Khokhol

Khokhol

Khokhol (хохо́л, khokhol), a Russian term used to describe a style of man's haircut that features a lock of hair sprouting from the top or the front of an otherwise closely shaven head.

The word is also commonly used by Russians and even some Ukrainians as a pejorative name for Ukrainians, as it was a common haircut of Ukrainian Cossacks.

The Ukrainian name for this type of haircut is oseledets (оселедець, literally "herring") or chub (чуб, "crest"). There are several Ukrainian surnames derived from this word.

The khokhol/oseledets is a standard feature in the stereotype image of a Ukrainian Cossack.

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