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faux-hawk

noun; compounding
A currently popular hairstyle in which the hair at the top of the head is teased and styled into a pompadour of sorts, while the hair at the sides is slicked back. It was used as an accurate description of a particular hairstyle designed to resemble a mohawk.
 
Etymology : faux-hawk. Compound of faux 'fake, pretend and mohawk 'haircut in which the head is shaved except for a brush-like strip of hair running centrally from the middle of the forehead to the back of the neck'
Source : Entertainment and fashion magazines.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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