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 Because big hair is back and, well, bigger than ever. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 14 Mar. 2024 Before becoming two of the biggest musicians in the world, Justin Timberlake and Drake were making big hair statements as babies. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 In terms of style, the Welfare Queen, like the Mob Wife, is often caricatured as wearing big hair, flashy clothes, and gaudy jewelry. Aneliza Ruiz, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 The photo features the 31-year-old star looking into the camera, with big hair and a fluffy blue coat, standing against a grey background with the song title in pink across the top. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 27 Feb. 2024 In the music video for her Pharrell Williams collab, Cyrus, 31, keeps her backdrop super-simple, and lets her lyrics, dance moves, wardrobe and big hair take center stage. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024 Users on the app are lip-syncing to scenes of her arguments with Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and circulating images of Ms. Falco with French tips and big hair. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2024 The plan was for the group to go to an '80s roller disco afterwards, so everyone was dressed to the nines in complete '80s garb — big hair, neon colors, and all. Lauren Huff,, 15 May 2023 This collection and its beauty looks pays tribute to the ‘70s with timeless silhouettes, big hair, and lashes. Essence, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big hair was in 1966

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“Big hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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