Definition of flyaway in English:



  • (of a person's hair) fine and difficult to control.

    ‘the gel is designed to smooth down flyaway hair’
    • ‘Frizz, flyaway hair, lack of body… the list goes on and on.’
    • ‘She could imagine Liz with her flyaway hair and oversized tee shirt on her hands and knees scrubbing at the dirty carpet.’
    • ‘What good is a mirror if you can't fix the flyaway hair it reveals?’
    • ‘In general, washing your hair every day isn't good for the hair cuticles and can cause dry, flyaway hair.’
    • ‘If you have fine, flyaway hair use some mouse for a firm hold.’
    • ‘Once she composed herself, and tried desperately to straighten her flyaway hair, she reached out a trembling finger and rang the doorbell.’
    • ‘He was just as defiant, hand resting upon her shoulder and moving up towards her neck, lightly grabbing some of her flyaway hair and making to put it behind her ear.’
    • ‘I don't think we'll be using it again,’ I pointed out as a fresh onslaught of raindrops flattened his flyaway hair to the tops of his ears, rather endearingly.’
    • ‘Just as Thomas approached the counter, a tall, lanky woman with flyaway hair popped up from underneath.’
    • ‘Bianca clutched Marcia's flyaway hair for dear life.’
    • ‘Also, I have fine, flyaway hair that no haircut can fix.’
    • ‘She leaned over and hugged him, her silky, flyaway hair getting in his mouth and eyes and sticking statically to his hands as he hugged her back.’
    • ‘I have extremely fine flyaway hair, and it dries in a giant ball of frizz.’
    • ‘Jeff had a long slender face with blonde, flyaway hair and sky-blue eyes.’
    • ‘Her hair was messy from the writhing mass of bodies that had been the ‘dance floor,’ and the flyaway hairs seemed to catch the firelight and form a halo around her head.’
    • ‘Secret: clean, healthy hair in a simple ponytail looks 100% better than dry, damaged flyaway hair that's been tortured and lacquered into place.’
    • ‘Overdrying or overbrushing can easily lead to flyaway hair.’
    • ‘Sutaakingu bowed low, brushing back a strand of flyaway hair.’
    • ‘A man with flyaway hair was digging through a desk drawer, scowling.’
    • ‘For flyaway hair you can use mashed avocado and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixed together and applied to washed hair, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.’
    thin, light, delicate, wispy, floaty, feathery
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usually flyaways
  • A fine strand of hair that sticks out or does not lie smoothly against the rest of the hair; a stray hair.

    ‘pin the ends and any flyaways into place’