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 28-year-old actress kept her makeup simple with a light pink lip and her hair was in a beautiful updo. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 20 June 2022 Also wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Kim Kardashian was stunning in black, with her platinum locks swept into a loose updo. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 30 May 2022 And echoes of Nina Simone's iconic, pearl-laden updo subtly reverberate when Cash wears an orange-red topknot dotted with tiny diamonds. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 19 May 2022 Julianne wore her hair in a beautiful updo and rocked red lips to complete her look. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2022 But the main element of Getty's aesthetic was, of course, the ivy, verdant vines crowning her updo and snaking around her silhouette. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 3 May 2022 For her glam, the rapper opted for neutral, '90s inspired makeup and wore her hair in a supermodel-esque voluminous bouffant updo. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2022 Her bang was split down the middle and the rest of her hair was pulled back in a elegant updo. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 2 May 2022 The model’s hairstylist, Dimitris Giannetos, leaned into the bridal aesthetic with a sleek updo, leaving out a few face-framing strands. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 19 May 2022 See More

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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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26 Jun 2022

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“Updo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/updo. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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