- a liquid in an aerosol or other spray container, for holding the hair in place.
Origin of hair spray
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for hairspray
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Dylan, who doesn't exactly love to sit still, also gets eyeliner and hairspray.Hot Dogs!
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- a fixative solution sprayed onto the hair to keep a hairstyle in shapeAlso called: hair lacquer
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