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blow-dryer

[ bloh-drahy-er ]
/ ˈbloʊˌdraɪ ər /
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noun
a small, usually handheld electrical appliance that dries hair by emitting a stream of warm air.
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Origin of blow-dryer

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

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