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n. pl. Af·ros
A rounded, thick, tightly curled hairstyle.
African in style or origin.

[Probably short for Afro-American.]


n, pl -ros
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush
[C20: independent use of Afro-]


(ˈæf roʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ros. adj.
1. of or pertaining to African-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies.
2. a hairstyle of very curly or frizzy hair grown or cut into a full, bushy shape all over the head.
[1965–70; independent use of Afro-]


a combining form of Africa: Afro-Cuban. Also, esp. before a vowel,Afr-.
[< Latin Āfr- (s. of Āfer an African) + -o-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afro - a rounded thickly curled hairdoAfro - a rounded thickly curled hairdo  
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Afro-, afrikāņu


[ˈæfrəʊ] N (also Afro hairstyle) → peinado m afro


adj [hair, wig] → afro
n (= hairstyle) → coiffure f afro


n (= hairstyle)Afrofrisur f, → Afrolook m


[ˈæfrəʊ] n (fam) → pettinatura f afro inv
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By providing the free incentives, powerful dating site features, and cheap membership access, Afro Soulmates hopes to stimulate the black community in more ways than one.
Natalie Cole took best-dressed prize hands down, almost unrecognizable and towering over the silent-auction crowd in her huge blond Afro, fringed vest, skimpy red short-shorts and sky-high brown platform boots.
I'd never have the afro in matches - it's like a parachute
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Although courses specialising in Afro hairdressing are commonplace in major cities such as London and Birmingham, it is the first time such a specialist programme has been delivered in Coventry.
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Minorities in Argentina--indigenous, Afro, etc--suffer from a problem of invisibility and poor organisation," says Mercedes Boschi of the Buenos Aires City's Human Rights Commission, who worked with Africa Vive on the aforementioned report, as part of the municipal government's "Right to Identity" initiative.
Only 17 per cent of Afro Caribbean boys in Birmingham achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A-C last year, compared to an average of 46 per cent.
The Sunday Mercury has ten pairs of tickets to give away for the Afro Hair and Beauty Show on May 24 and 25 at the Alexandra Palace, London.
The AFRO publishes three editions-Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Prince George's County Maryland.
CUT DOWN TO SIZE: John has his heavy-duty Afro shaved off by barber Alex Ozluk yesterday and raised pounds 500 for a leukaemia charity.
Counseling supervisors should assist school counselors working with Afro American youth to avoid perpetuating these stressors and to combat common errors made in counseling minority status clients, such as expecting cooperation from the client as proof of counselor competence, bombarding the client with too many questions early on in the process, and hiding behind the professional role of therapist--practices that hinder the development of rapport (Hunt, 1987).