hair·​do | \ˈher-ˌdü \
plural hairdos

Definition of hairdo 

: a way of wearing the hair : coiffure

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Synonyms for hairdo


coiffure, cut, do, haircut, hairstyle

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Examples of hairdo in a Sentence

that hairdo makes her face look softer and rounder

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His nostrils flared, his voice deepened, and his feathery '70s-style hairdo shook in indignation. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Too Much Horsepower," 24 Dec. 2012 Donning new clothes, a few new hairdos and all of the same bristling attitude, each of the inmates is shown adjusting to a new life behind the bars of a much bigger prison. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The Inmates Are Out of Litchfield & All Maxed Out in New 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 6 Trailer: Watch," 9 July 2018 The new mom—who just gave birth to a daughter last month—stepped onto the red carpet tonight in a body-hugging bright pink dress by Nicolas Jebran and a short, new feathery hairdo. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Debuts Her Post-Baby Makeover at the VMAs," 20 Aug. 2018 According to a press release, the uncharacteristic hairdo was the brainchild of Color Wow Global Creative Director Chris Appleton. Emily Wang, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Wore Her Hair in a Wavy Ponytail at the 2018 CFDA Awards," 5 June 2018 The players were dressed in their 1970s best, with big collars, tight pants and stunning hairdos. Bill Van Niekerken, San Francisco Chronicle, "1974-75 Warriors were champions, but their wardrobes were the real MVPs," 9 June 2018 But unlike Beyoncé, the students didn’t have to dance in five-inch heels, an enormous lion’s mane hairdo and a corseted bodysuit. New York Times, "Can’t Calm Down After Coachella? Try Beyoncercise," 9 May 2018 To the casual museumgoer, Georgian portraiture conjures stiff, self-satisfied images of frilly costumes and gravity-defying hairdos. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, "‘Gainsborough’ Review: A Special Light Shone Out of Him," 25 May 2018 Zac Efron seems to have ditched the hairspray and chosen dreadlocks as his latest hairdo, as displayed in a new Instagram photo from his vacation in Hawaii. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Zac Efron's New Dreadlocks Spark Twitter Debate: Is It 'Cultural Appropriation' or Just a Hairstyle?," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of hairdo

1932, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hairdo

: a way of cutting and arranging someone's hair


hair·​do | \ˈher-ˌdü \
plural hairdos

Kids Definition of hairdo

: a way of arranging a person's hair

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