corn·​row | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌrō How to pronounce cornrow (audio) \

Definition of cornrow

1 : a section of hair which is braided usually flat to the scalp
2 : a hairstyle in which the hair is divided into cornrow sections arranged in rows

Other Words from cornrow

cornrow verb

Examples of cornrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lynch braided the actor's hair into a large heart cornrow that connects to a plait looping from the nape of her neck to the base of the ponytail. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 16 Feb. 2022 Those little hair details, however — like the tautness of a French braid or cornrow — can only add to the focus and attitude that pushes them over the edge. Allure, 23 June 2021 From K-pop artists sporting dreadlocks and cornrows in their music videos to some even performing with blackface, many K-pop and K-hip hop artists have been slammed for stealing from black culture or being downright racist. Alicia Lee, CNN, 29 Mar. 2020 For her musical performance, Alicia's cornrows were completely slicked back and her low bun encased in a large jeweled wrapping. Audrey Noble, Allure, 27 Jan. 2020 Protective styles, like knotless braids and artsy cornrows, were front and centre, while sleek bobs were also wildly popular. Aimee Simeon,, 18 Feb. 2020 In her preteen years, Rodriguez's mom used to style her hair in single braids and cornrows. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 20 Jan. 2020 Stylists Yusef Williams and Nafia White are responsible for creating Rihanna’s coveted cornrows and inspiring our next protective style to be completely transparent. Jennifer Ford, Essence, 3 Dec. 2019 Meanwhile, Blue Ivy hopped happily around the sidelines in a mini motorcycle jacket, combat boots and her long braids in cornrows. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 3 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cornrow

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cornrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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