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dreadlock

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dreadlock

modifier

: a British skinhead playing the dreadlock music of Jamaica

noun

(also dread)A mat or clump of long ungroomed hair as worn by Rastafarians, reggae musicians, etc: grown his hair in long dredlocks, Rasta style/ Her dark-brown dreads are very thick and practically matted to her head

[1960+; fr the dread presumably aroused by the wearers]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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