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blow-dry

[bloh-drahy] /ˈbloʊˌdraɪ/
verb (used with object), blow-dried, blow-drying.
1.
to dry or style (shampooed or wet hair) with a blow-dryer or blow-comb.
noun, plural blow-drys.
2.
an act or instance of blow-drying:
a wash, cut, and blow-dry.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; back formation from blow-dryer
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British Dictionary definitions for blow-dry

blow-dry

verb (transitive) -dries, -drying, -dried
1.
to style (hair) while drying it with a hand-held hairdryer
noun
2.
this method of styling the hair
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Word Origin and History for blow-dry
v.

1971, of hair; see blow (v.1) + dry (v.). Related: Blow-dried; blow-drying.

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