blow-dryer

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blow-dry·​er | \ ˈblō-ˌdrī(-ə)r How to pronounce blow-dryer (audio) \

Definition of blow-dryer

: a handheld device that blows air and is used for drying and usually styling hair

First Known Use of blow-dryer

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Blow-dryer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blow-dryer. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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blow-dryer

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How to pronounce blow-dryer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blow-dryer

: a handheld device that blows air and is used for drying hair

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