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 The ever-so-'90s hair, with the updo and strategic pieces left down. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "This Meghan Markle High School Photo Is Such a '90s Throwback," 11 Dec. 2019 In the clip, Perry is seen sporting various holiday hairstyles, including a blonde ’50s inspired look, a black curled look with a sparkly mistletoe headband and an elaborate red beehive updo complete with colorful ornaments and garland. Darlene Aderoju, PEOPLE.com, "Naked Katy Perry Gets a Massage from a Reindeer in Video for New Song 'Cozy Little Christmas'," 2 Dec. 2019 Enter Lili Reinhart, and an evening-ready updo that moonlights as a trompe l'oeil chop. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Has the Easiest Trick For a No-Commitment Bob," 15 Nov. 2019 The look was complete with a baggy white clutch, simple makeup and an updo. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Rihanna Rocks Teal Dress For a Night in NYC," 16 Sep. 2019 For the event, Jones wore a long black velvet gown with white bows on the chest and pulled her hair into an elegant updo. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "The Aeronauts' Felicity Jones Expecting Her First Child with Husband Charles Guard," 4 Dec. 2019 Grande's version is almost Audrey Hepburn-esque, complete with an updo, huge fur coat, cigarette and silky gloves. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Proves Beauty Is in the 'Eye of the Beholder' With Crazy 'Twilight Zone' Halloween Costume," 30 Oct. 2019 Her bubblegum-pink hair, styled into a voluminous updo and braids, was the perfect final touch. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Dons a Structured Leotard and Fishnets for a Surprise Performance in Vegas," 11 Nov. 2019 To complete the look, Gomez rocked a pink eyeshadow look, a '90s nude lip with brown lipliner and a messy updo with the signature side pieces hanging loose to frame the face. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Brings the '90s Glam to Julia Michaels' Birthday Party," 11 Nov. 2019

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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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Last Updated

19 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Updo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/updo. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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