Definition of dreadlocks in English:

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dreadlocks

Pronunciation: /ˈdrɛdlɒks/

plural noun

A Rastafarian hairstyle in which the hair is washed but not combed and twisted while wet into tight braids or ringlets hanging down on all sides: a stately Rastafarian in dreadlocks nursed a dark ale
More example sentences
  • Those Rastafarians with dreadlocks who never wash their hair may be on to something.
  • His hair was twisted in short dreadlocks that hung down past his chin.
  • It kind of looks a little like dreadlocks but I have braided it so that it doesn't get too tangled in the hands of a two year old.

Derivatives

dreadlocked

adjective
Example sentences
  • A tightly backcombed style can border on the tangles of a dreadlocked do.
  • To clean your scalp between shampoos, especially if you wear braided or dreadlocked styles, wipe it with an astringent-soaked cotton hall or pad.
  • Fortunately this doesn't happen and much to my relief, Sky decides to leave the dreadlocked wig and opts for the blonde one.

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