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style of haircut when a basin was placed on your head and the hair below the rim was cut: Fred got a baso over the weekend!

Contributor's comments: It's true that this comes from "basin haircut" but when I was an Adelaide schoolboy in the 60s and 70s, we used this as a derogatory term for all bad and short haircuts.

Contributor's comments: a baso was a bad haircut - as hair length grew in late 60's came to mean short back & sides, uncool.

Contributor's comments: This term was in common use in Broken Hill in the 1960s.