blow-dried; blow-drying; blow-dries

transitive verb

: to dry and usually style (hair) with a blow-dryer

intransitive verb

: to dry hair with a blow-dryer
blow-dry noun

Examples of blow-dry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grab your hairdryer Pop your shoes on over a pair of thick socks, set your hairdryer to medium heat, and give your boots the full blow-dry treatment. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of blow-dry was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Blow-dry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: to dry and usually style (hair) with a blow-dryer
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