French braid

noun

variants or less commonly french braid
plural French braids also french braids
: a braid of hair that starts usually high on the head with three small sections of hair and is formed by interweaving more sections of hair from each side into the braid as it continues down the head
French braids start high on the head and gracefully move down to the nape of the neck, gently sweeping in new strands of hair from both sides along the way.Helen Burggraf
And the Navy in 2018 expanded options for women to include a single braid, French braid or ponytail.Ileana Najarro
French braid verb
or less commonly french braid
French braided also french braided; French braiding also french braiding; French braids also french braids
liked to French braid her daughter's hair

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of French braid was in 1937

Dictionary Entries Near French braid

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“French braid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20braid. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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