fore·lock | \ ˈfȯr-ˌläk \

Definition of forelock 

: a lock of hair growing from the front of the head

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Just as the birther shenanigans were putting Trump's turbulent forelocks in the spotlight, back at the office his team was executing another paradigmatic pennies-on-the-dollar real estate coup. Marcia Desanctis, Town & Country, "The Strange Saga of Trump Winery," 14 Oct. 2016 Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "George Will Calls ‘Repulsive’ Pence Worse Than Trump," 10 May 2018 One large black horse, its forelocks wrapped in white leggings, bolted toward safety but then spooked by the burning palm trees, turned and fled back toward its stable. Washington Post, "Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in," 9 Dec. 2017 Gone are the silly forelock and the granny glasses, replaced by a tidier Wall Street coif and sober dark frames. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "The Late-Night Fashion Wars," 2 May 2017 A signal example of this phenomenon is probably Cameron Dallas, a wholesome-looking 21-year-old with a floppy forelock and an off-kilter grin. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "Luka Sabbat, the 18-Year-Old Fashion Influencer," 8 Apr. 2016

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1589, in the meaning defined above

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tug/touch one's forelock

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English Language Learners Definition of forelock

: a piece of hair growing from the front of the head

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