finger wave
noun Date: circa 1934 a method of setting hair by dampening with water or wave solution and forming waves or curls with the fingers and a comb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • finger wave — ☆ finger wave n. a loose wave made by dampening and shaping the hair without heat, using only fingers and comb …   English World dictionary

  • Finger wave — A large waved finger wave hairstyle. A finger wave is a method of setting hair into waves (curls) that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and in the late 1990s in North America and Europe. The process involves pinching the hair between the… …   Wikipedia

  • finger wave — n. the act of giving someone the finger; displaying the middle finger upright as a sign of derision. (The gesture is taboo. See also give someone the finger.) □ Two little kids gave the cop the finger wave. □ The salute turned into a finger wave… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • finger wave — fin′ger wave n. clo a wave in the hair set by impressing the fingers dampened by lotion or water • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • finger wave — noun a wave made with the fingers • Hypernyms: ↑wave …   Useful english dictionary

  • finger wave — Hairdressing. a wave set by impressing the fingers into hair dampened by lotion or water. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • finger wave — hair wave shaped with the fingers on damp hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finger wave — noun a wave set in wet hair using the fingers …   English new terms dictionary

  • finger-wave — /ˈfɪŋgə weɪv/ (say fingguh wayv) noun a wave styling, set by impressing the fingers into hair dampened with lotion …   Australian English dictionary

  • wave — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. wag, shake, sway, flutter, stream (in the wind); signal, motion, gesture, indication; roll, undulate; ripple, swell, billow, flood, surge; flaunt, flourish. n. sea, tide, water, ripple, billow, etc.,… …   English dictionary for students

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