hair·​do | \ ˈher-ˌdü How to pronounce hairdo (audio) \
plural hairdos

Definition of hairdo

: the way in which someone's hair is cut and arranged : hairstyle … remember seeing her on TV with Glen Campbell, with those awesome clothes. … Tight jeans and the Sixties bouffant hairdo and bangs and lots of heavy eyeliner …Rolling Stone

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Examples of hairdo in a Sentence

that hairdo makes her face look softer and rounder
Recent Examples on the Web Hailey tweeted at the singer a number of times over the years, including a January 2012 compliment on his hairdo at the time. Sophie Dodd,, 28 July 2022 Refresh your hairdo by slicking your edges back with edge control (see next slide) or take your baby hairs and design swirls along your hairline like baby hair queen FKA Twigs. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 10 Sep. 2022 In a photo shared Monday by a fan on Twitter, the Oscar-winning actor sported a new bright-red hairdo. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2022 In a picture posted on Instagram, Fonda is enjoying a scoop of pistachio ice cream in a cone while showing off her new red hairdo. People Staff, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2022 Vogue editors know firsthand the power of a mood-boosting, confidence-evoking hairdo that leaves you ready to take on the day. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 18 July 2022 But what's even more impressive was that each look accompanied a new hairdo to match. Talia Gutierrez, Allure, 6 June 2022 With the blonde hairdo, the over-the-top pink eye shadow, and the colorful, body-hugging mini dresses, Rossum nailed Angelyne's glamorously flamboyant essence, thanks to her makeup and wardrobe teams. Marie Lodi, Allure, 26 May 2022 Images of Hathaway in a beehive hairdo, cat-eye sunglasses, and a Gucci minidress now paper the internet—a near caricature of fabulous stardom. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hairdo

1912, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Hairdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for hairdo


hair·​do | \ ˈher-ˌdü How to pronounce hairdo (audio) \
plural hairdos

Kids Definition of hairdo

: a way of arranging a person's hair

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