Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To arrange or style (hair) by dividing into sections and braiding close to the scalp in rows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hairstyle, of African origin, having rows of tightly braided hair close to the scalp

Etymologies

corn +‎ row (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Make sure you carry photographs along if you are looking for a particular kind of cornrow style.

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  • ­discrimination could be a school that bans 'cornrow' hairstyles.

    The Guardian World News

  • (Soundbite of song, "I Love My Hair") Unidentified Child: (Singing) My hair looks good in a cornrow.

    'I Love My Hair': A Father's Tribute To His Daughter

  • On my wedding day 10 years ago, I turned to beauty expert Birgitte Philippides for a special look: recreating an elaborate French-meets-cornrow-braid couture coiffure I'd spotted in the pages of ELLE magazine.

    Tess Ghilaga: Made With the Braid

  • Her skin was a glowing negative, an undiluted black like my hair, but her tresses were braided into a cornrow pattern as intricate as a maze.

    Silver Zombie

  • Hairstyles range from 80s-style, big-bang blowouts to cornrow braids and a more contemporary flat-ironed look.

    LAPD To Release Photos Of Potential Victims Found In 'Grim Sleeper's' Home

  • Seriously, if Donny Osmond had dreads (or cornrows, hard to tell the difference sometimes) and was a black dude, he would totally be the dreaded cornrow guy (little play on words for you there! lol!) in this video.

    CULT PROPAGANDA MOVIES ARE FUN

  • BONNY WOLF: There are 23 gleaming copper pots, 47 items altogether on the peg board, which include things like a tin butterfly, tin fish molds, cast iron cornrow dishes, black steel pots, a pineapple corer, even a branding iron with the initials J.C. on it that was given to her by an admirer.

    Julia Child's Copper Pots Come Home

  • When the movie “10” came out in 1979, the girls convinced Karen that since she had the longest hair, she needed to get the full Bo Derek cornrow treatment.

    The Ties That Bind

  • I think I made out a cornrow at one point, but it might just have been the corner of the bookshelf.

    Paul Nair: I (Day)Dream of Diddy

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