Afro

Afro

[af-roh]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Afro-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies; Afro hair styles.
noun, plural Afros.
2.
a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance.

Origin:
1965–70; independent use of Afro-

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Afro-

a combining form of Africa: Afro-American; Afro-Asiatic.
Also, especially before a vowel, Afr-.


Origin:
< Latin Āfr- (stem of Āfer an African) + -o-

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Afro (ˈæfrəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush
 
[C20: independent use of Afro-]

Afro-
 
combining form
indicating Africa or African: Afro-Asiatic

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Afro
"full, bushy hairstyle as worn by some blacks," 1938, from Afro-, comb. form of African. As a general adj. for black styles of clothing, music, etc., it is attested from 1966.
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