dreadlocks

[ dred-loks ]
/ ˈdrɛdˌlɒks /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a hair style, especially among Rastafarians, in which the hair is worn in long, ropelike locks.

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Origin of dreadlocks

First recorded in 1955–60; dread + lock2 + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for dreadlocks

dreadlocks
/ (ˈdrɛdˌlɒks) /

pl n

hair worn in the Rastafarian style of long matted or tightly curled strands
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