noun (used with a plural verb)
Examples from the Web for dreadlocks
They wanted her to have dreadlocks—oh God, I wanted to have dreadlocks so bad!Orange Is the New Black’s Kimiko Glenn on Hippie Brook Soso and Chapel Sex with Natasha Lyonne|Marlow Stern|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even reference seems to float free: Are those ten appendages swollen fingers, or dreadlocks, or sea cucumbers?
Lum is a fresh-faced recent graduate of Loyola Marymount, with dreadlocks and a tweed jacket.Occupy Wall Street Breaks Up With Bank of America on Valentine’s Day|Josh Dzieza|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What do you think when you look back on the early '90s, Are You Gonna Go My Way-era Lenny, with the dreadlocks and snarl?
British Dictionary definitions for dreadlocks
Word Origin and History for dreadlocks
1960, from dread + locks (see lock (n.2)). The style supposedly based on that of East African warriors. So called from the dread they presumably aroused in beholders, but Rastafarian dread (1974) also has a sense of "fear of the Lord," expressed in part as alienation from contemporary society.