- to dry or style (shampooed or wet hair) with a blow-dryer or blow-comb.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for blow-dry
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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.
- to style (hair) while drying it with a hand-held hairdryer
- this method of styling the hair
Word Origin and History for blow-dry
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper