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afro Meaning in English

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The Definition of - afro (noun)

    of or relating to Afro-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.:
    Afro societies; Afro hair styles.
    noun, plural Afros.
    a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance.

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    Example Sentences for afro

    He may have it of scarlet, if he is fond of ornament, of webbing bis Afro murice tincta, or of scarlet and gold if he likes.

Word Origin & History of - afro

    Word Origin & History

    Afro "full, bushy hairstyle as worn by some blacks," 1938, from Afro-, comb. form of African. As a general adj. for black styles of clothing, music, etc., it is attested from 1966.