up·​do | \ ˈəp-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce updo (audio) \
plural updos

Definition of updo

: an upswept hairdo

Examples of updo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But what made the twinkly updo even more chic was the idea that Emily plucked a piece out of her jewellery box as a finishing touch. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, "Emily In Paris Is An Audrey Hepburn Fantasy Of French-Girl Beauty," 2 Oct. 2020 Yara Shahidi's structural updo made an appearance with stylist Jason Bolden in the background. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Solange, Jhené Aiko, and More," 15 Nov. 2020 Lucas Dillon, a senior, used a bottle, wreaths and braids to make his Whoville updo look like a Christmas tree. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Annual Whoville Hairdo competition goes on as hands-on learning continues for cosmetology students," 11 Dec. 2020 The model also elegantly pulled their natural curls back into a high updo and accessorized with crystal anklets and bracelets. Harper's BAZAAR, "Twitter Was Obsessed with Indya Moore's Sultry Cameo in the Savage x Fenty Show," 2 Oct. 2020 Leatherwood pulled the star's hair back into a sleek updo that shows off her gorgeous features. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Issa Rae's 2020 Emmys Makeup Is a Perfectly Unexpected Fall Beauty Look," 20 Sep. 2020 Ross did her hair, a classy updo, herself with products from her own haircare line, Pattern Beauty. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tracee Ellis Ross Matches Her Mask to Her Gold Gown for the Virtual 2020 Emmy Awards," 21 Sep. 2020 The porcupine updo that everybody wore back in the day, except this one, regrettably, did not come with butterfly clips. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Bella Hadid’s MTV VMAs Porcupine Hairstyle Is So '90s It Hurts," 31 Aug. 2020 From Keke Palmer's chic '90s updo to Joey King’s gilded hair clips, the VMAs 2020 carpet finally brought us something to smile about. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "MTV VMAs 2020: All the Beauty Looks You Can't Miss," 31 Aug. 2020

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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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14 Feb 2021

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“Updo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/updo. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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