from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Long hair dressed so as to puff out from the head, as by teasing or ratting.
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I desperately wanted to be one of those women like then socialite Pat Buckley with big hair and glittering jewelry who were going to the Met ball and other glamorous events that seemed to take place in another world.
Daddy’s lawyer, Luke, drew up the papers to make her my legal guardian, but in a soap opera-ish twist of fate, the day before everything was finalized, a woman with big hair and a Southern accent came into the house all gangbusters and announced that SHE should be my legal guardian, not Maria.