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

  • n. The occupation of a hairdresser.
  • n. The act of dressing or arranging the hair.
  • n. A cosmetic or medicinal preparation for dressing the hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The washing, colouring, cutting and styling of the hair; the art or trade of a hairdresser.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a toiletry for the hair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a toiletry for the hair
  • n. care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair


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