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Brillo-pad

adjective

pertaining to wiry or tightly curled hair

Word Origin

imitative of Brillo pad

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Brillo

noun

A black person: a black woman admitted that white teenagers called her ''Brillopad'' while she was standing at a bus stop

[1980s+; fr Brillo2, a brand of scouring pad with tight wiry fibers resembling tight curly hair]


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