hairdresser

[ hair-dres-er ]
/ ˈhɛərˌdrɛs ər /

noun

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of hairdresser

First recorded in 1760–70; hair + dresser1

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British Dictionary definitions for hairdresser

hairdresser

/ (ˈhɛəˌdrɛsə) /

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

hairdresser

n.

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

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