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
hairstylepopular with the African-Americancommunity in the 1980s, giving a glossy, loosely curled look.
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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