lovelock

noun
love·​lock | \ ˈləv-ˌläk How to pronounce lovelock (audio) \

Definition of lovelock

: a long lock of hair variously worn (as over the front of the shoulder) especially by men in the 17th and 18th centuries

Examples of lovelock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many men even used extensions to make their lovelocks longer. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "From Marie Antoinette to JoJo Siwa, Hair Bows Have a Surprisingly Meaningful History," 8 Aug. 2019 The lovelock is a strand of hair grown long and braided over one’s heart, tied at the end with a ribbon bow, worn to show a man’s devotion to a woman. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "From Marie Antoinette to JoJo Siwa, Hair Bows Have a Surprisingly Meaningful History," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lovelock

1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Lovelock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovelock. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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