verb (used with object), blow-dried, blow-dry·ing.
to dry or style (shampooed or wet hair) with a blow-dryer or blow-comb.
noun, plural blow-drys.
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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Contemporary Examples of blow-dry
Today, she presides over a blow-dry empire, with over 3,000 employees and $40 million in annual revenue.
Trippe Lonian, who developed Pinkberry yogurt outlets in Boston, has also jumped onto the blow-dry bar bandwagon.
Stephanie Jones, a young recent college grad, is in the go-to demographic for these blow-dry bars.
British Dictionary definitions for blow-dry
verb -dries, -drying or -dried (tr)
to style (hair) while drying it with a hand-held hairdryer
this method of styling the hair
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Word Origin and History for blow-dry
1971, of hair; see blow (v.1) + dry (v.). Related: Blow-dried; blow-drying.
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