dreadlock

noun
dread·​lock | \ ˈdred-ˌläk How to pronounce dreadlock (audio) \

Definition of dreadlock

1 : a narrow ropelike strand of hair formed by matting, braiding, or twisting
2 dreadlocks\ ˈdred-​ˌläks How to pronounce dreadlocks (audio)\ plural : a hairstyle consisting of dreadlocks

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Other Words from dreadlock

dreadlocked \ ˈdred-​ˌläkt How to pronounce dreadlocked (audio) \ adjective

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That was the inspiration for Flynt to have dreadlocks. Laurie Espino, Seventeen, "The Butterfly Clues," 16 Apr. 2012 Her hair was plaited into dreadlocks, covered with thick paste, and finished with tassels that looked like cows’ tails. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 The impromptu parade included a girl in a pink helmet, a boy with yellow handlebars, and a bearded hipster with dreadlocks flowing in the summer breeze. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan," 13 July 2018 Zac Efron seems to have ditched the hairspray and chosen dreadlocks as his latest hairdo, as displayed in a new Instagram photo from his vacation in Hawaii. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Zac Efron's New Dreadlocks Spark Twitter Debate: Is It 'Cultural Appropriation' or Just a Hairstyle?," 6 July 2018 Two technicians at the shelter in Houston, Texas, spent an hour painstakingly removing 1.2-lbs. of fur and dreadlocks following his arrival earlier this month. Fox News, "Abandoned dog with one eye undergoes incredible transformation," 26 Apr. 2018 The complaint said the company interpreted that policy to ban dreadlocks, a style that has long been worn by people of African descent, documents said. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Dreadlocks cost black woman a job. She wants the US Supreme Court to hear her case | Miami Herald," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dreadlock

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near dreadlock

dreadful

dreadingly

dreadless

dreadlock

dreadnought

dream

dream away

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