Definition of dreadlocks in English:


plural noun

  • A Rastafarian hairstyle in which the hair is washed but not combed and twisted while wet into tight braids or ringlets hanging down on all sides.

    ‘a stately Rastafarian in dreadlocks nursed a dark ale’
    • ‘She has red-brown, extremely long hair, usually tied in a plait with two dreadlocks behind each ear.’
    • ‘I vote that we go for the water torture plan - threaten to wash his dreadlocks!’
    • ‘He had very short hair with long dreadlocks in the back.’
    • ‘I left my hair the way I usually keep it, twisted in sections kind of like dreadlocks.’
    • ‘Some of his thinning hair is tied into dreadlocks that hang down his back.’
    • ‘His thick black hair was kept in long dreadlocks, perfectly framing his face.’
    • ‘While having the nose job, I was offered hair extensions in the form of multi-coloured dreadlocks.’
    • ‘Then we noticed that some of these cops had pony-tails, others full-on Afros and dreadlocks.’
    • ‘Those Rastafarians with dreadlocks who never wash their hair may be on to something.’
    • ‘Veronica, 39, is a pretty woman with a mass of dreadlocks who lives across the street from me.’
    • ‘It's all frizzy and damp and twisted in sweaty, frizzy chunks that almost look like dreadlocks.’
    • ‘As I round the corner he is joined by his mate, a man with his hair in 3 dreadlocks - one huge matted one on top and two huge matted ones on either side.’
    • ‘It kind of looks a little like dreadlocks but I have braided it so that it doesn't get too tangled in the hands of a two year old.’
    • ‘He had turquoise hair done in dreadlocks, which hung about his head in a messy bunch and nearly reached his shoulders.’
    • ‘He dressed in complete black, and his green hair fell down to his shoulders in dreadlocks.’
    • ‘He had shoulder length white hair that hung in dreadlocks around his shoulders, and black sunglasses.’
    • ‘So, I'd appreciate your thoughts on the technical and social aspects of having dreadlocks.’
    • ‘Chris shook his head, his dreadlocks becoming free from the ponytail he put them in.’
    • ‘Within moments, my hair lost its sheen and assembled itself into blonde dreadlocks.’
    • ‘His hair was twisted in short dreadlocks that hung down past his chin.’
    plait, pigtail, twist
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