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Locks of hair in which the individual hairs have been allowed or encouraged to mat together into ropelike masses.
[From Caribbean English dread, follower of Rastafarianism, from dread, righteous fear of God; see dread.]
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) hair worn in the Rastafarian style of long matted or tightly curled strands
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a hairstyle of many long ropelike locks.
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dreadlocks[ˈdrɛdlɒks] npl (= hairstyle) → dreadlocks fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
dreadlocks, dreads (inf)
pl → Dreadlocks pl
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