love·​lock ˈləv-ˌläk How to pronounce lovelock (audio)
: 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, 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, 8 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovelock was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Lovelock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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