forelock

noun
fore·​lock | \ ˈfȯr-ˌläk How to pronounce forelock (audio) \

Definition of forelock

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

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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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First Known Use of forelock

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forelock was in 1589

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forelock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forelock

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

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