blow-dryer
noun Date: 1950 a handheld hair dryer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blow-dryer — blow .dryer n a small electric machine that blows hot air onto your hair in order to dry it = ↑hair dryer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow dryer — blow ,dryer noun count a small machine that produces a strong current of warm air and that you hold to dry your hair, often to give it a particular shape …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blow dryer — noun a hand held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair • Syn: ↑hand blower, ↑blow drier, ↑hair dryer, ↑hair drier • Hypernyms: ↑blower, ↑dryer, ↑drier * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow-dryer — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: blow (I) + drier (II) : a handheld hair dryer * * * /bloh druy euhr/, n. a small, usually hand held electrical appliance that dries hair by emitting a stream of warm air. Cf. blow comb. [1965 70; …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow-dryer — blow′ dry er n. clo a small handheld electrical appliance that emits a flow of heated air, used to dry and often style the hair • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • blow-dryer — /bloh druy euhr/, n. a small, usually hand held electrical appliance that dries hair by emitting a stream of warm air. Cf. blow comb. [1965 70; perh. b. DRYER and v. phrase blow dry, i.e., blow until dry] * * * …   Universalium

  • blow-dryer — noun An electrical device used for drying hair. Syn: hair dryer, hairdryer, hair dryer See Also: blow dry …   Wiktionary

  • blow dryer — /ˈbloʊ draɪə/ (say bloh druyuh) noun a handheld machine which blows out warm air and is used to dry the hair. Also, blow drier …   Australian English dictionary

  • blow-dryer — small electrical appliance that blows a stream of air (used to dry hair) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blow-dry — blow′ dry v. dried, dry•ing, n. pl. drys. 1) cvb to dry or style (hair) with a blow dryer or similar appliance 2) cvb an act or instance of blow drying • Etymology: 1965–70; back formation from blow dryer …   From formal English to slang

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