dreadlock

noun dread·lock \ ˈdred-ˌläk \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of dreadlock

1 : a narrow ropelike strand of hair formed by matting, braiding, or twisting
2 dreadlocks plural : a hairstyle consisting of dreadlocks

dreadlocked

play \-ˌläkt\ adjective

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1960

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