up·do | \ˈəp-(ˌ)dü \
plural updos

Definition of updo 

: an upswept hairdo

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The royal mom of three kept her elegant updo in place with the classic reinforcing hair accessory. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Just Got Caught Wearing a Hairnet Over Her Flawless Second-Day Updo," 10 July 2018 The low, twisted updo was created by celebrity hairstylist Serge Normant, who often works with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Hairstylist Says Her Wedding Look Took Just 45 Minutes," 20 May 2018 Kate Middleton‘s impeccably-style updo is holding a little secret — a hairnet! Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Just Got Caught Wearing a Hairnet Over Her Flawless Second-Day Updo," 10 July 2018 Above neck, Teigen's sleek updo played well with an allover dusting of balmy night bronzer, the moment reaching a fever pitch with the addition of an immaculate cherry lip. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen's Endless Leg Reveal is a Lesson in New Mom Bombshell," 28 June 2018 This season, the quickest route to a genius updo is the right hair tie—and a simple over-the-shoulder sweep. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Jessica Biel Turns an All-American Beauty Staple Up a Notch in London," 11 July 2018 At the Fendi couture show, hairstylist Sam McKnight whipped up retro updos. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "People Are Freaking Out Over Kaia Gerber's Massive Hair Moment at Valentino," 5 July 2018 Meghan Markle previously caught a lot of flak for wearing her hair in a loose updo, but the critique of her (perfectly pretty!) chignon came from a misguided place. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Royal Protocol?," 26 June 2018 The bride is wearing her hair in an updo and her gown includes what looks like a boat neck. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Here's a First Look at Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of updo

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for updo

upswept hairdo

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