hairdresser

[hair-dres-er]

noun

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

Origin of hairdresser

First recorded in 1760–70; hair + dresser1
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hairdresser

noun

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
n.

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

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