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Afro Syllabification: Af·ro
Pronunciation: /ˈafrō/

Definition of Afro in English:

noun (plural Afros)

A thick hairstyle with very tight curls that sticks out all around the head, like the natural hair of some black people.
Example sentences
  • He still had his signature haircut, the Afro, and he dropped his hands to his sides, walking toward me.
  • He is about 5ft 10 ins tall, Afro-Caribbean with quite a large Afro hairstyle and is of a skinny build.
  • His Afro hairstyle was not well combed or groomed.


1930s: independent usage of Afro-, or an abbreviation of African.

Words that rhyme with Afro

gabbro • Avogadro • aggro
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