Brilliantine meaning

brĭlyən-tēn
An oily, perfumed hairdressing.
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A glossy fabric made from cotton and worsted or cotton and mohair.
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An oily dressing for grooming the hair.
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A glossy cloth made of mohair and cotton.
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A hair pomade, making the hair shine brilliantly.

1921 "I wouldn't regret it," said Linda, "if I took Eileen by the shoulders and shook her till I shook the rouge off her cheek, and the brilliantine off her hair, and a million mean little subterfuges out of her soul. Gene Stratton-Porter, Her father`s daughter Chapter 4.

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A smooth shiny, luxurious fabric, often of alpaca or vicuña.

Sunday June 11, 1916 No. 112. Bathing Suit of Brilliantine in Navy Blue and Black, trimmed with white mohair braid and buttons (no bloomers). Special 3.95 — The New York Times, *.pdf.

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To apply brilliantine to the hair.
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Origin of brilliantine

  • French brillantine from brillant brilliant brilliant

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