a person who arranges or cuts hair.
Chiefly British. barber.

Origin of hairdresser

First recorded in 1760–70; hair + dresser1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for hairdresser

beautician, barber, coiffeur, coiffeuse, friseur

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British Dictionary definitions for hairdresser



a person whose business is cutting, curling, colouring and arranging hair, esp that of women
a hairdresser's establishmentRelated adjective: tonsorial
Derived Formshairdressing, noun
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Word Origin and History for hairdresser

1770, from hair + dresser. Related: Hairdressing (1771).

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