cornrow

noun
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

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Leonard, the writer says, has dismissed suggestions to lose his cornrows in order to lure more lucrative sponsorship deals. Matthew De Silva, Quartz at Work, "In praise of quiet charisma," 14 June 2019 Only over the past five years has the U.S. military relaxed its racist rules and finally allowed styles like cornrows, twists, afros, and dreadlocks. Jeneé Osterheldt, BostonGlobe.com, "Miss Teen USA is more than her hair, but those natural curls help teach girls to love themselves," 10 June 2019 In a world of weaves and processed hair there is a growing movement for natural hair — that is to say curls, afros, dreadlocks, twists, cornrows and braids — particularly here in South Florida with the region’s embrace of Caribbean culture. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Royal Coils hair expo returns to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday," 7 June 2019 Finally, FKA Twigs otherworldly pole skills continued to dazzle, with the neo-R&B singer sporting intricate cornrows while her shining, sinewy physique spun and contorted. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Aweng Chuol, Margot Robbie, and More," 26 May 2019 This simple cornrow is taken up several notches with the addition of hoop accent jewelry. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "13 Gorgeous Cornrows Photos to Inspire Your Next Look," 30 Jan. 2019 Model Hiandra Martinez was striking at Tory Burch’s Fall 2019 show in a smoky eye and two cornrows thanks to hair guru Guido Palau. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Jorja Smith, Candice Swanepoel, and More," 17 Feb. 2019 From thick to tiny, cornrows look good in every size. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "13 Gorgeous Cornrows Photos to Inspire Your Next Look," 30 Jan. 2019 These pink box braids coupled with cornrows in the front, plus a side of baby hair, are such a vibe. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "13 Gorgeous Cornrows Photos to Inspire Your Next Look," 30 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of cornrow

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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