verb (used with object)

to separate (anything braided, as hair) into the several strands.

Origin of unbraid

First recorded in 1820–30; un-2 + braid
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Examples from the Web for unbraid

Historical Examples of unbraid

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


    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.

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

    Mrs. Red Pepper

    Grace S. Richmond

  • He liked to braid and unbraid it, to lay his face against it, to plunge his hands through the coolness into the warmth of it.

  • "It is time you were in bed," said Grace, turning up the lamp, and beginning to unbraid her hair.