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hairdo

[hair-doo] /ˈhɛərˌdu/
noun, plural hairdos.
1.
the style in which a person's hair is cut, arranged, and worn; coiffure.
2.
the hair itself, especially when newly or elaborately arranged.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; hair + do1
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  • They even have the same hairdo: a skunk comb over-silver above the ears and dark on top.
  • The would-be first lady has had her current hairdo for less than two years.
  • Elaborately colored and curled, it is more sculpture than hairdo, and inescapably the first thing anyone notices about her.
  • The pianist bows, his pageboy hairdo flopping about his solemn face.
  • When they did begin to break down, we'd turn the camera off and talk with them about their hairdo or whatever else.
British Dictionary definitions for hairdo

hairdo

/ˈhɛəˌduː/
noun (pl) -dos
1.
the arrangement of a person's hair, esp after styling and setting
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Word Origin and History for hairdo
n.

also hair-do, 1932, from hair + do (v.). Phrase do (one's) hair attested from 1875.

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