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big hair

1.
hair having the appearance of fullness and height, usually teased and sprayed.
Origin of big hair
1985-90
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  • After eating at big hair's lodge, he wandered over to the Fort.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
  • The split sticks in big hair's lodge snapped and spit gleams of light on the old warrior as he lay back on his resting-mat.

    The Way of an Indian Frederic Remington
British Dictionary definitions for big hair

big hair

noun
1.
a hairstyle with volume created by hair products or styling techniques such as backcombing, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for big hair

big hair

noun phrase

A hairdo styled to add much volume and held in place with spray: big hair is all the rage (1988+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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