- of or relating to Afro-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies; Afro hair styles.
- a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance.
Origin of Afro
- a combining form of Africa: Afro-American; Afro-Asiatic.
Origin of Afro-
Examples from the Web for afro
I was a dorky Indo-English kid with a South Asian afro, and he was the all-American type, on the baseball team, et cetera.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi
November 16, 2014
Tarantino still had his heart set on the Afro, but then Jackson stepped in.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
October 19, 2014
During the ride, Jai Johany plays lacy Afro jazz on a cassette machine, frowning, saying nothing.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
In that scene, Gloria is now herself wearing a kind of Afro, evidence of the trickle-down effect of hairstyles.Oprah Winfrey’s Fashion Evolution in ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’
August 15, 2013
We were present to hear my father address his new federation, the Organization of Afro American Unity (OAAU).How Betty Shabazz Persevered After Her Husband, Malcolm X, Was Killed
February 2, 2013
He may have it of scarlet, if he is fond of ornament, of webbing bis Afro murice tincta, or of scarlet and gold if he likes.Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece
- a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush
- indicating Africa or AfricanAfro-Asiatic
Word Origin and History for afro
"full, bushy hairstyle as worn by some blacks," 1938, from Afro-. As a general adjective for black styles of clothing, music, etc., it is attested from 1966.
word-forming element meaning "African," from Latin Afr-, stem of Afer, Afri "African" (see Africa), or directly from African.