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blow-dryer

[bloh-drahy-er] /ˈbloʊˌdraɪ ər/
noun
1.
a small, usually hand-held electrical appliance that dries hair by emitting a stream of warm air.
Compare blow-comb.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; perhaps blend of dryer and verb phrase blow dry, i.e., blow until dry
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