split end

noun

1
: an offensive football end who lines up usually several yards to the side of the formation
2
: a hair tip that has become frayed (as from dryness)
usually used in plural

Examples of split end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Best Hair Towel: Volo Microfiber Hair Towel Your bath towel can be quite harsh on your hair (which is most vulnerable to damage while wet, by the way) exposing more frizz, split ends, and even squashing hair definition and patterns. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 26 June 2024 This treatment’s natural ingredients, castor oil, ginger, and rice water, stimulate hair growth from the roots down, repair split ends, and prevent future breakage for fuller, healthier locks. Maya Gandara, StyleCaster, 25 June 2024 Plus, these potent plant extracts help define curls, moisturize the scalp, seal split ends, and help retain length. Jenn Barthole, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2024 For split ends, rub it onto the tips of your hair, as well as the driest parts. Jenn Barthole, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for split end 

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of split end was in 1955

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“Split end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20end. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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