Definition of lovelock in English:

lovelock

noun

archaic
  • A curl of hair worn on the temple or forehead.

    ‘men wore frills and finery and let their hair grow into long lovelocks’
    • ‘I do sigh over those lovelocks; I can't help it.’
    • ‘It arose from the puritans' custom of wearing their hair cut close round their heads, like apprentices, who shortened their hair to demonstrate their contempt for lovelocks.’
    • ‘There were wide variations, from the braided lovelocks of French soldiers of the Revolutionary era to the bushy whiskers of Victorian officers.’
    tress, tuft, curl
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Origin

Late 16th century: from love and lock.

Pronunciation

lovelock

/ˈlʌvlɒk/