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water wave

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noun
a wave on the surface of a body of water.
a wave combed or pressed into wet hair and then dried.
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Origin of water wave

First recorded in 1550–60

Other definitions for water wave (2 of 2)

water-wave
[ waw-ter-weyv, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌweɪv, ˈwɒt ər- /

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

Origin of water-wave

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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