plural 'fros
: afro
The '70s were certainly the hairiest decade ever: from Dr. J's Hindenburg-sized 'fro to Howard Cosell's toupee …Chris Connelly
Was that Thomas wearing a … black wig that mimicked Baldwin's mini-'fro?Jeff Pearlman
On the front there's an old photograph of Alice Walker, taken when she was still wearing a 'froValerie Boyd

Word History


short for afro

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 'fro was in 1970

Dictionary Entries Near 'fro

Cite this Entry

“'fro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%27fro. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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