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

Definition of hairdo

: a way of wearing the hair : coiffure

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Examples of hairdo in a Sentence

that hairdo makes her face look softer and rounder
Recent Examples on the Web Our kids loved Walt Wesley, another center (who often had to be treated for bites and punches inflicted by defenders on other teams), and my then 5-year-old son drew a picture of him that looked like all legs and a big hairdo. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 2 July 2021 Seen as an alter-ego vampire character in the clip, even trading in his signature ginger hair for a lighter, more blond hairdo - and having fangs for teeth - the video serves as a metaphor for our own vices, according to a press release. Nicholas Rice,, 25 June 2021 Sporting a new bleached hairdo and coming off a disappointing situation where he wasn’t chosen to play for Slovakia in the European tournament, Rusnák had probably his best game of the season. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 June 2021 Up until about 48 hours ago, Rogers (who married Rogers telecom heir Edward Rogers in 2006) was known to many as the fairy godmother of Canadian fashion, famous for her over-the-top fashion statements and signature sky-high hairdo. Courtney Shea,, 3 May 2021 Among the pop category contestants was Claudia Conway, who walked onto the stage rocking a new black hairdo. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2021 Got that war-bonnet hairdo talking about giving me $200 for my key. Craig Taylor, Curbed, 23 Mar. 2021 In the video, Eilish whips back her head to reveal her bright blond hairdo, before flashing a cheeky grin at the camera. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2021 Demi Lovato popped off with her new pink hairdo on Sunday (Jan. 10). Billboard Staff, Billboard, 11 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of hairdo

1932, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Hairdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hairdo

: a way of cutting and arranging someone's hair


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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