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[hair-doo] /ˈhɛərˌdu/
noun, plural hairdos.
the style in which a person's hair is cut, arranged, and worn; coiffure.
the hair itself, especially when newly or elaborately arranged.
Origin of hairdo
1920-25; hair + do1 Unabridged
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  • She dialed another drink and settled down with it beneath the mechanical stylist for a readjustment in the hairdo department.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • The afternoon sun glinted on a hairdo right out of Vogue or Harper's Bazaar.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
British Dictionary definitions for hairdo


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

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

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