blow-dry

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verb \ -ˌdrī \

Definition of blow-dry

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

blow-dry

noun

First Known Use of blow-dry

1966


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