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Definition of forelock

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

Examples of forelock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 72-year-old singer looked simply magnificent, with her trademark cascade of red hair, fronted by a white forelock, wearing a luminous blue shirt and black jeans. Thom Duffy, Billboard, 22 June 2022 The silvery forelock and inquisitive eyes that signal Bonnie Raitt is in the house have been quite prominent the past few months. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Casual inspection suggests that Wong, the teen firebrand known for his bowl haircut, now uses a little product to keep his forelocks spiky. The Economist, 22 May 2020 When the storm began, a great many private carriages whose occupants had seized time by the forelock and scattered their flowers before the rain began to fall turned homeward not remaining to hear the speeches, music, etc. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 21 May 2020 But the country banker turned journalist felt not the slightest desire to tug the forelock. The Economist, 8 Aug. 2019 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, 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, 8 Apr. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of forelock

1589, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2022

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“Forelock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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