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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
long, thin braids or uncombed, twisted locks of a style worn originally by Rastafarians
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A natural hairstyle in which the hair is twisted into long matted or ropelike locks.
- A similar hairstyle consisting of long thin braids radiating from the scalp.
- dreadˈlockedˌ adjective