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

Illustration of cornrow

Illustration of cornrow

cornrow 2

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from cornrow

cornrow verb

Examples of cornrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 Some of these may come as a shock, while others are super obvious (just scroll through your Instagram to see the same tight-to-the-scalp Dutch braids or cornrows on all your favorite influencers). Madisen Theobald, Allure, "The Top Global Hair Trends In 2018, According to Pinterest," 25 Aug. 2018 Many hairstyles such as box braids, cornrows, or even locs are now being worn on couture runways. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "How 'Ghetto Until Proven Fashionable' Shirt Designer Nareasha Willis Fights Cultural Appropriation," 15 May 2018 Serena Williams Wore Cornrows on the Teen Vogue Cover On December 12, 2018, Serena Williams became the first person ever to wear cornrows on the cover of Teen Vogue. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Shade Inclusivity, Photoshop Bans, and Other Major Beauty Industry Wins in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Last week, beauty guru Jeffree Star faced backlash from fans for wearing cornrows in a shoot for Jeffree Star Cosmetics' upcoming holiday campaign. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Jackie Aina Publicly Denounces Jeffree Star Over "Blatantly Racist Behavior"," 1 Oct. 2018 Last night in London, Delevingne exchanged a mane of extended cornrows for a gamine chop that felt one part boy band, one part elfish, and entirely fresh. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Masters the Transitional Dye Job—Just in Time for Fall," 27 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cornrow.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cornrow

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cornrow

Statistics for cornrow

Last Updated

2 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cornrow

The first known use of cornrow was in 1946

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on cornrow

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with cornrow

Comments on cornrow

What made you want to look up cornrow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!