Afro

[ af-roh ]
/ ˈæf roʊ /

noun, plural Af·ros.

a hairstyle originating with Black people, in which naturally curly or frizzy hair is cut into a full, bushy shape all over the head.

adjective

of or relating to African Americans or to Black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies.

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Origin of Afro

First recorded in 1965–70; independent use of Afro-

Definition for Afro (2 of 2)

Afro-

a combining form of Africa: Afro-American; Afro-Asiatic.
Also especially before a vowel, Afr-.

Origin of Afro-

<Latin Āfr- (stem of Āfer an African) + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for Afro (1 of 2)

Afro
/ (ˈæfrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush

Word Origin for Afro

C20: independent use of Afro-

British Dictionary definitions for Afro (2 of 2)

Afro-

combining form

indicating Africa or AfricanAfro-Asiatic
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