[ bloh-drahy ]

verb (used with object),blow-dried, blow-dry·ing.
  1. to dry or style (shampooed or wet hair) with a blow-dryer or blow-comb.

noun,plural blow-drys.
  1. an act or instance of blow-drying: a wash, cut, and blow-dry.

Origin of blow-dry

First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from blow-dryer

Words Nearby blow-dry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blow-dry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blow-dry


verb-dries, -drying or -dried (tr)
  1. to style (hair) while drying it with a hand-held hairdryer

  1. this method of styling the hair

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