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unbraid

[uhn-breyd]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.

Origin of unbraid

First recorded in 1820–30; un-2 + braid
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Examples from the Web for unbraided

Historical Examples

  • She then unbraided her neat hair and pulled it all about her face.

    A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony

    Alice Turner Curtis

  • Wish I'd thought to iron them plaits before I unbraided 'em.

    Asa Holmes

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Her black hair was unbraided, and streamed out in elfish wisps from under a tall pointed black hat.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Her yellow hair hung down uncombed, unbraided around her sad, pale face.

  • She never sang or unbraided her hair, or held out her arms to the moon as young girls are supposed to do.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield


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