Afro Definition

ăfrō
afros
noun
A rounded, thick, tightly curled hairstyle.
American Heritage
An Afro hair style.
Webster's New World

A hairstyle characterized by a tightly curled locks and a rounded shape.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Afro hairdo
adjective
African in style or origin.
American Heritage
Designating or of a full, bushy hair style, as worn by some blacks.
Webster's New World
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prefix
African.
Afro-Asiatic.
American Heritage
Wiktionary
affix
African, African and.
Afro-American.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Afro

Noun

Singular:
Afro
Plural:
afros

Origin of Afro

  • From Latin Āfer Āfr- an African

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably short for Afro-American

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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