Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hairstyle, typically having a wet or glossy appearance, in which tightly curled hair is first relaxed by a chemical application and then given a loosely curled permanent that is maintained by the frequent application of conditioning sprays and other products.

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  • noun A hairstyle popular with the African-American community in the 1980s, giving a glossy, loosely curled look.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Jheri, nickname of Robert William Redding (1907–1998), American cosmetologist and businessman who developed the process used to create the hairstyle .]

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After its inventor Jheri Redding.

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