Afro

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Af·ro

 (ăf′rō)
n. pl. Af·ros
A rounded, thick, tightly curled hairstyle.
adj.
African in style or origin.

[Probably short for Afro-American.]
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Afro

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

(ˈæf roʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ros. adj.
1. of or pertaining to African-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies.
n.
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-]

Afro-

a combining form of Africa: Afro-Cuban. Also, esp. before a vowel,Afr-.
[< Latin Āfr- (s. of Āfer an African) + -o-]
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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)
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Translations
Afro-, afrikāņu

Afro

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

[ˈæfrəʊ]
adj [hair, wig] → afro
n (= hairstyle) → coiffure f afro
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Afro

prefafro-
n (= hairstyle)Afrofrisur f, → Afrolook m
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Afro

[ˈæfrəʊ] n (fam) → pettinatura f afro inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Flowers blossom through the sidewalk; a 100-foot-tall Afro Pick is the city's central monument and the magical Biscuit Shop--complete with a DJ--is the local gathering spot.
Lupita Nyong'o meanwhile embodied the theme donning a gown topped off with a rainbow-colored plume, matching fluffy fan and gold Afro picks in her Marie Antoinette-style beehive updo.
Several Afro picks, which were used to shape the actual hairstyle, surround the base of the work.