finger wave


: a method of setting hair by dampening with water or wave solution and forming waves or curls with the fingers and a comb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The drag queen had a finger wave in her hair and a tuba on her lap. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, 8 June 2022 Channel your inner-Missy Elliott with finger waves that fall like Humpty. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 22 Apr. 2020 Then there were the loose model manes—including Kaia Gerber's chin-grazing bob and Fernanda Ly's waist-grazing bleached lengths—that received soft, subtle finger waves around the face. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2020 Imagine a Daisy Buchanan bob coupled with a white t-shirt and denim, or a finger wave updo worn with luxury logos. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2019 The photo in question features V wearing his naturally wavy hair in vintage-style finger waves at the group's 5th Muster (fan meeting), which took place on December 15 in Osaka, Japan. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 30 Dec. 2019 At the end, post-camera kiss, Ashley finger waves while clutching a takeaway coffee—perhaps the ultimate Olsen accessory. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 18 Dec. 2019 Already a rising style star and muse of Alessandro Michele, Turner-Smith wore a silk plissé lilac gown by Gucci, laying glossy shine above the neck with her dark lengths lacquered into sculptural finger waves. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2019 Jacobs himself helped raise the men's beauty bar at the Met Gala by sporting finger waves and dramatic eyeliner. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finger wave was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Finger wave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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