Definitions

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  • noun plural Dreadlocks.

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dread.
  • noun colloquial dreadlocks
  • noun A Rastafarian person.

Etymologies

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dread +‎ -s

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Abbreviation of dreadlocks. Mean “Rastafarian person” by synecdoche.

Examples

  • On the other, the characters, as pictured, are recognizably African-American -- Rapunzel's long hair is braided in dreads -- not just sepia-toned drawings of white people.

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  • On the other, the characters, as pictured, are recognizably African-American -- Rapunzel's long hair is braided in dreads -- not just sepia-toned drawings of white people.

    "But she wanted a tutu"

  • YSU president: Student death at Ohio frat house what every college administrator 'dreads' YSU president: Student death at Ohio frat house what every college administrator 'dreads' - A day after an admired college student was shot dead at an Ohio fraternity house and 11 people were injured, the governor, college officials and friends were hoping to find some explanation for the violence.

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  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

  • I must say he looked totally bizarre in it -- the dreads were attached to a rasta gorrita and he looked like something the cat dragged in.

    Quality of Beaches

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