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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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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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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