water wave

  1. a wave on the surface of a body of water.

  2. a wave combed or pressed into wet hair and then dried.

Origin of water wave

First recorded in 1550–60

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Other definitions for water-wave (2 of 2)

[ waw-ter-weyv, wot-er- ]

verb (used with object),wa·ter-waved, wa·ter-wav·ing.
  1. to set (hair) in a water wave.

Origin of water-wave

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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