afro


afro

adjective

  1. of or relating to Afro-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies; Afro hair styles.

noun, plural Af·ros.

  1. a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance.

  1. a combining form of Africa: Afro-American; Afro-Asiatic.

noun plural -ros

  1. a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush

combining form

  1. indicating Africa or AfricanAfro-Asiatic
n.

“full, bushy hairstyle as worn by some blacks,” 1938, from Afro-. As a general adjective for black styles of clothing, music, etc., it is attested from 1966.

word-forming element meaning “African,” from Latin Afr-, stem of Afer, Afri “African” (see Africa), or directly from African.

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