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a liquid in an aerosol or other spray container, for holding the hair in place.
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Origin of hair spray
First recorded in 1955–60
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How to use hair spray in a sentence
Now, bourbon and rock and roll had gone hand in hand long before leather pants and hairspray hit the scene.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was able to get a few male roles around the time Hairspray (1988) found mainstream success.
Alas, at his peak fame and success he died of an enlarged heart, just three weeks after Hairspray was released.
What remains a constant: a visible beer belly and lots of hairspray.The Turkish ‘O.C.’ and 7 More Crazy Remakes of American TV Shows|Anna Brand|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But on campus, one was mostly shielded from music made of a mixture of terrible hairspray and worse guitar solos.The Return of the Replacements: Here Comes a Regular|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for hair spray
/ (ˈhɛəˌspreɪ) /
a fixative solution sprayed onto the hair to keep a hairstyle in shapeAlso called: hair lacquer
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