[ hair-doo ]
/ ˈhɛərˌdu /

noun, plural hair·dos.

the style in which a person's hair is cut, arranged, and worn; coiffure.
the hair itself, especially when newly or elaborately arranged.

Nearby words

  1. hairbrush,
  2. hairbrush cactus,
  3. haircloth,
  4. haircoloring,
  5. haircut,
  6. hairdresser,
  7. hairdressing,
  8. hairdryer,
  9. hairdryer treatment,
  10. haired

Origin of hairdo

First recorded in 1920–25; hair + do1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hairdo

  • I liked the clothes and I like very much the hairdo that I came up with.

    Willem Dafoe Cuts Like a Blade|Melissa Leon|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • She dialed another drink and settled down with it beneath the mechanical stylist for a readjustment in the hairdo department.

    Legacy|James H Schmitz
  • The afternoon sun glinted on a hairdo right out of Vogue or Harper's Bazaar.

    Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman

British Dictionary definitions for hairdo


/ (ˈhɛəˌduː) /

noun plural -dos

the arrangement of a person's hair, esp after styling and setting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hairdo



also hair-do, 1932, from hair + do (v.). Phrase do (one's) hair attested from 1875.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper