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hairdo

[hair-doo]
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noun, plural hair·dos.
  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.
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Origin of hairdo

First recorded in 1920–25; hair + do1
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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

hairdo

noun plural -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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