blow-dryer

[bloh-drahy-er]

noun

a small, usually handheld electrical appliance that dries hair by emitting a stream of warm air.

Compare blow-comb.

Origin of blow-dryer

1965–70; perhaps blend of dryer and verb phrase blow dry, i.e., blow until dry
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