[ uhn-breyd ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.

Origin of unbraid

First recorded in 1820–30; un-2 + braid

Words Nearby unbraid

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How to use unbraid in a sentence

  • Then he sat up and began deliberately to unbraid her hair, while she submitted laughing.

    Mrs. Red Pepper | Grace S. Richmond
  • "It is time you were in bed," said Grace, turning up the lamp, and beginning to unbraid her hair.

  • Judith was sitting before her dressing-table, and had already begun to unbraid her long, rich hair.

    Throckmorton | Molly Elliot Seawell
  • This is a remnant of ancient Russian usage, when the greatest outrage that could be committed on a woman was to unbraid her hair.

    The History of Prostitution | William W. Sanger
  • On the wedding-day the bridemaids unbraid the ladys hair, and she receives her husband with flowing locks.

    The History of Prostitution | William W. Sanger