cornrow

cornrow

[kawrn-roh]
noun
1.
a type of braid, originating in Africa, in which a narrow strip of hair is plaited tightly against the scalp from front to back or from side to side.
2.
Usually, cornrows. a hair style consisting of such braids in close parallel rows.
verb (used with object)
3.
to arrange (hair) in cornrows.

Origin:
1970–75, Americanism; corn1 + row1

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