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

Examples of big hair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be a figure with big hair and a sparkly face that brings joy to others has been such a significant factor in my adult life. Casey Clark, Allure, 2 June 2021 Perhaps to the big hair and booming music scene of the 1980s? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 18 May 2021 Air Jordans, big hair, shoulder pads, MTV, Walkmans: such was its currency, now its cliches. Matt Damsker, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 The verdict is in, and big hair is back and better than ever. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 15 Apr. 2021 Pete Burns – always with big hair, full makeup and drag, whatever the time of day or night. Fred Bronson, Billboard, 3 Mar. 2021 Essex is a county just outside of London and its women are known for their big hair, flashy outfits, trashy accents, and layers upon layers of fake tan. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 4 Feb. 2021 The 1980′s and 1990′s was an era of big hair, big mustaches, big glasses and big hearts among the fans in the stands at Cleveland Municipal Stadium and around the city. John Pana, cleveland, 12 Jan. 2021 From big hair to big trucks to Big Tex, Texas and its inhabitants are larger than life. Anastacia Uriegas, Chron, 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of big hair

1966, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Big hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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