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Afro

[af-roh] /ˈæf roʊ/
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
1965-1970
1965-70; independent use of Afro-

Afro-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for Afro

Afro

/ˈæfrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush
Word Origin
C20: independent use of Afro-

Afro-

combining form
1.
indicating Africa or African: Afro-Asiatic
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Word Origin and History for Afro
n.

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

Afro-

word-forming element meaning "African," from Latin Afr-, stem of Afer, Afri "African" (see Africa), or directly from African.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Afro

Afro

modifier

: an Afro social club

noun
  1. A hairstyle worn by many blacks and some whites, usually with an exaggerated bouffant style of tightly curled hair
  2. A black person

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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