big hair


Definition of big hair

: hair that is styled and teased to occupy an unusually large amount of space above and around the head

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Recent Examples on the Web There's the neon fashions, big hair, big shoulders and day-glo everything — and that's just the clothes. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Long gloves, voluminous skirts, big hair and perhaps a few top hats? Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 2 May 2022 The hairstylist behind this look, Mia Jackson, better known as Tokyo Stylez, shared a four-part photo collage of the singer's big hair bow via Instagram on February 22. Sara Miranda, Allure, 23 Feb. 2022 The products’ packaging — done up in shades of pink, featuring a glamorous cartoon image of Dolly herself, all big hair and eyelashes — looked irritatingly cutesy. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 The groovy music, the big hair, and the dance moves have all the characteristics of a fad: extremely popular in their 1970s heyday, then lost to history as culture moved on. Camille Squires, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2022 Above the neck, Adele complemented her ensemble with vintage-minded beauty codes originally popularized by the likes of French stars Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot with their penchant for big hair and dramatic cut-crease eye looks. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2022 The icon posed with big hair and her cherubic 9-month-old on the cover of the March issue of British Vogue. Essence, 14 Feb. 2022 She’s wearing a halter and hot pants and sitting between two hirsute guys with big hair and beards. Zadie Smith, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of big hair

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Big hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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