hair·​dress·​er | \ ˈher-ˌdre-sər How to pronounce hairdresser (audio) \

Definition of hairdresser

1 : a person whose occupation is the dressing or cutting of hair
2 British : barber

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Examples of hairdresser in a Sentence

she recommended her hairdresser to a friend who wanted to get a perm
Recent Examples on the Web Longtime Clayton County hairdresser Aliyah Johnson said the damage is not only vocational and emotional, but physical. Leon Stafford, ajc, "Clayton County approves ‘CROWN’ ordinance against hair discrimination," 3 Feb. 2021 Larry used to be a doctor for a friend of hers, Emmett worked with her late husband in hedge funds, and Marcia was her hairdresser. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Review: Fort Worth Opera streams a new Zoom production. But the main messages fall flat," 15 Jan. 2021 Marguerite walked each morning from her house in Chester Square to the hairdresser Hugh at Hugh and Steven on Ebury Street, wearing dark glasses and a large black hat pulled low over her face. Alex Hitz, Town & Country, "Remembering Marguerite Littman, the Woman Who Taught Princess Diana About Philanthropy," 10 Jan. 2021 People are wondering if Pelosi, what with her various official duties and hairdresser appointments, simply forgot to send the articles. Dave Barry, Washington Post, "Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 If you're tempted to try the cut for yourself, there's no shortage of inspiration to bring to your hairdresser. Sarah Midkiff,, "Gigi Hadid Steps Out With The Freshest Winter Haircut," 18 Dec. 2020 With the possible exception of Marcia, the former hairdresser, almost all of them also seem financially secure. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Review: Fort Worth Opera streams a new Zoom production. But the main messages fall flat," 15 Jan. 2021 The hairdresser and the rabbi stopped coming to the building. John Leland, New York Times, "How the Oldest Old Can Endure Even This," 1 Jan. 2021 When Julie, a hairdresser, met Steve on Tinder in June 2019, the connection was immediate. Mélissa Godin, Time, "How Domestic Abusers Have Exploited Technology During the Pandemic," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of hairdresser

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hairdresser was in 1764

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10 Feb 2021

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“Hairdresser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hairdresser

: a person who cuts and shapes hair


hair·​dress·​er | \ ˈher-ˌdre-sər How to pronounce hairdresser (audio) \

Kids Definition of hairdresser

: a person who styles or cuts hair

Other Words from hairdresser

hairdressing noun

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