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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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