: having hair that has been dried and styled with a blow-dryer
also : being or appearing well-groomed but superficial or vacuous
: visually or superficially appealing but lacking in substance
They have fought out in the open, with blizzards of faxes and blow-dried sincerity, and underground, with private detectives and well-connected lawyers.Michael Isikoff et al.

Examples of blow-dried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Displeased customers have complained about hairstylists’ policies, which sometimes include rules around the length of a person’s hair, refusing extra guests, by-the-minute charges for lateness, and arriving with hair washed and blow-dried. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 2 Mar. 2024 But of particular concern, to clients and stylists alike, is the compromising position requiring clients to come washed and blow-dried puts the health of the hair in. Tayler Adigun, Essence, 4 Jan. 2024 First patients go to the salon, where their hair is washed, conditioned, treated with an herbal rinse, then blow-dried. Chanté Griffin, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 The mom-and-daughter duo then filmed themselves posing in front of a mirror as Jenner got her hair blow-dried. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 18 July 2023 The treatment is then rinsed out and the hair gets blow-dried again, then straightened to seal it in. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 2 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blow-dried was in 1977

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“Blow-dried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blow-dried. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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