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

Examples of hairdo in a Sentence

that hairdo makes her face look softer and rounder
Recent Examples on the Web He was initially enthused by the Rastafarian concept of locs and their spiritual significance, finding meaning behind the now-popular hairdo. Meagan Jordan, Rolling Stone, 18 Mar. 2024 Terry Dubrow is rocking a new hairdo for the new year. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2024 These women had amazing ’50s pin-curl hairdos and incredible muscular physiques, and the visual juxtaposition was intriguing to me. Lisa Wong MacAbasco, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2024 The singer, 58, modeled her new hairdo while wearing an oversized black blazer and chunky silver jewelry. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 And since he’d already been given an undercut, Friedel had to tuck his Nazi hairdo underneath a baseball cap whilst touring the site where his character oversaw the extermination of 1.1 million Jews. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 14 Jan. 2024 Boal is sixty-seven, with blue eyes and a blond beehive hairdo; her manner is straightforward yet warm. Robert Samuels, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2024 Stepping into the hairdo for me was a little bit shocking! Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 Careful students of the mob wife oeuvre add red nails and lipstick, a high-volume hairdo and sunglasses big enough to function as a kind of windshield. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairdo was in 1912

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“Hairdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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hair·​do -ˌdü How to pronounce hairdo (audio)
plural hairdos
: a way of dressing a person's hair : coiffure
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