big hair

noun

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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True to the ad's '80s inspiration, the clips, which are catching fire on social media, feature big hair, glam outfits, and catfights. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "See Irina Shayk Channel Her Inner Soap Star in the New Moschino Ad," 6 July 2019 Party seeker Poodles with big hair, lots of sunglasses and floppy hats: the people-watching in Palm Springs can’t be beat. Erin Behan, USA TODAY, "Escape to Palm Springs with a vacation designed just for you," 26 June 2019 The lions are holding court now, and this kingdom is defined by bold lipstick, big hair, and lots of animal print. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 The big hair, amazing athleticism and outgoing personality all made the rookie-to-sophomore transition. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs’ Walker shows growth as leader, defender," 27 June 2019 Take the legendary gospel singer, Clara Ward who wore big hair and a white sequined dress with plenty of diamonds. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin Reminds Us That Fashion Can Be Divine," 10 Apr. 2019 For the next month, all eyes will be on you (naturally), so embrace your flamboyance through big hair, animal prints, and lots of bold choices. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 There's big hair—and then there's the hair seen on the pre-fall2019 Versace runway last night. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Hair at Versace's Show Was So Big and Full of Secrets," 3 Dec. 2018 As a young hairstylist in Miami in the early eighties, my mom’s M.O. was to wear big hair and big jewelry. Jessica Militare, Glamour, "The Case for Clip-on Earrings, Inspired by My Mom’s Gaudy Jewelry Collection," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of big hair

1966, in the meaning defined above

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