hot comb

noun

Definition of hot comb

: a metal comb usually electrically heated for straightening or styling the hair

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Other Words from hot comb

hot-comb \ ˈhät-​ˌkōm How to pronounce hot comb (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of hot comb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every single couture look served as a take on a Black invention — from the horseshoe, to the mop, and of course, the hot comb. Blake Newby, Essence, 10 July 2021 The image of her megastar mother, Diana Ross, one of history’s most glamorous women, hovering at a stove with a hot comb in hand tickles me. Lola Ogunnaike, Marie Claire, 17 May 2021 According to Byrd, the story goes something like this: While backstage in a dressing room doing her hair before a performance, Billie was using a hot comb that was too hot and burned off a section of her hair near her left ear. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 26 Feb. 2021 The hot comb turns out to be too strong for Carey’s hair and scorches it, and the women call off their mission. Emily Lordi, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2020 The hot comb is such a symbol of Blackness and the beauty standards that we've been fed for decades. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Aug. 2020 Other methods, such as hot combs and flat irons, can cause serious burns or permanently damage hair, if used incorrectly. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, 3 July 2019 But a major change happened in the 1800s, when the hot comb—a literal comb heated on an oven—was invented. Collier Meyerson, WIRED, 18 June 2019 In one photograph, an oven mitt, burner grate and hot comb are juxtaposed against a background of cotton candy pink. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of hot comb

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot comb was in 1919

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“Hot comb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20comb. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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