A hairstyle, of African origin, having rows of tightly braided hair close to the scalp

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  • cornrow — ☆ cornrow [kôrn′rō΄ ] n. 1. a hairstyle in which the hair is arranged in an intricate pattern of tight, parallel braids close to the scalp 2. any one of a number of such braids so arranged usually used in pl. vt. to arrange in cornrows …   English World dictionary

  • cornrow — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: corn (I) + row; from the fancied resemblance of the braids to rows of corn : to style (hair) into a series of tightly braided parallel rows that lie flat to the scalp • cornrow noun * * * /kawrn roh /, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • cornrow — noun Date: 1946 1. a section of hair which is braided usually flat to the scalp 2. a hairstyle in which the hair is divided into cornrow sections arranged in rows • cornrow verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cornrow — UK [ˈkɔː(r)nˌrəʊ] / US [ˈkɔrnˌroʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms cornrow : present tense I/you/we/they cornrow he/she/it cornrows present participle cornrowing past tense cornrowed past participle cornrowed to arrange hair in a style consisting of …   English dictionary

  • cornrow — /ˈkɔnroʊ/ (say kawnroh) noun 1. (usually plural) a hairstyle in which narrow strips of hair are plaited tightly against the scalp in rows. –verb (t) 2. to arrange the hair in this style. –phrase 3. cornrow braiding, plaiting of the hair in this… …  

  • cornrow — /kawrn roh /, n. 1. a type of braid, originating in Africa, in which a narrow strip of hair is plaited tightly against the scalp from front to back or from side to side. 2. Usually, cornrows. a hair style consisting of such braids in close… …   Universalium

  • cornrow — corn|row [ kɔrn,rou ] verb transitive to arrange hair in a style consisting of many rows of small tight BRAIDS close to the head. These rows are called cornrows …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cornrow — n. tight braid of hair made close to the scalp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cornrow — noun (C) a way of arranging hair, especially by women of West Indian and West African origin, in which hair is put into small tight plaits (plait2) in lines along your head …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cornrow — corn•row [[t]ˈkɔrnˌroʊ[/t]] n. 1) clo a narrow braid of hair plaited tightly against the scalp 2) cvb clo to arrange (hair) in cornrows • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

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