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finger wave

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noun Hairdressing.
  1. a wave set by impressing the fingers into hair dampened by lotion or water.
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Origin of finger wave

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for finger wave

finger wave

noun
  1. hairdressing a wave set in wet hair by using fingers and comb only
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