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Definition of the noun afro

What does afro mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • afro: afros
  • Afro: Afros

  1. a rounded thickly curled hairdo

Alternative definition of the noun afro


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


Afro a.k.a. Affretair was a cargo airline based in Zimbabwe.


Afro a.k.a. Afro-Rican is a popular Miami bass and hip-hop group, most famous for their genre-shaping 1987 hit "Give it All You Got", as well as their 1995 hit "All of Puerto Rico". The group is the brainchild of Derrick Rahming, and the remainder of the lineup has changed over the years. Most fans consider the classic lineup to be Rahming, Juan Arroyo, and Marcus Rice.


  1. Afro is a fictional character from the 1961 film The Vengeance of Ursus.
  2. Afro is a fictional character from the 2013 film Funeral.

There are other characters with in their name, like Afro-dite and Afro Samurai.


"Afro" is a 2012 short film written and directed by Ninja Thyberg.


  1. "Afro" is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Norgran label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (61 years ago)
  2. "Afro" is a musical album by Novalima.
    • released in (12 years ago)
    • award:
      • Independent Music Award for Best Album - World Fusion nomination for Novalima
      • Independent Music Award for Best Album - World Fusion, received by Novalima
  3. "Afro" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Afro" is a musical album of Oliver Nelson.


  1. Afro, sometimes shortened to 'fro and also known as a "natural", is a hairstyle worn naturally by people with lengthy kinky hair texture or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair. The hairstyle is created by combing the hair away from the scalp, allowing the hair to extend out from the head in a large, rounded shape, much like a halo, cloud or ball.
    • also known as 爆炸頭
  2. Afro is a print ad.

Phrases with Afro

Phrases starting with the word Afro:

  1. Afro-
  2. afro-wig
  3. afro-asian
  4. Afro-Cuban
  5. afro hairdo
  6. Afro-Indian
  7. afro-asiatic
  8. Afro-Usonian
  9. afro-american
  10. Afro-Argentine
  11. Afro-Caribbean
  12. Afro-Pessimism
  13. Afro-Seminole Creole
  14. Afro-American House Gecko

Other phrases containing the word Afro:

  1. Proto-Afro-Asiatic
  2. Moraea Afro-Orientale
  3. Moraea Afro-Orientalis
  4. Synodontis Afro-Fischeri
  5. Kyllinga Afro-Occidentalis
  6. Bulbostylis Afro-Orientalis

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afro

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Google previewFashion Fads Through American History: Fitting Clothes into Context (2015)

Fitting Clothes into Context by Jennifer Grayer Moore

The Afro is an iconic hairstyle that was predominantly worn by African American men, women, and youths from the...

The Afro is a hairstyle that showcases the natural beauty of kinky, curly hair and was therefore also referred to as “the natural.

Google previewFoundations of Nanomechanics (2002)

From Solid-State Theory to Device Applications by Andrew N. Cleland

will be restricted to the set where m and n are integers running from —Af/2 to + Af/2, and L = Afro is the length of the (square) crystal along each axis. The range ...

Google previewWord-Formation (2015)

An International Handbook of the Languages of Europe

being afro-american. Furthermore, afro is a noun, while afroamerican is an adjective (potentially convertible to a noun), so the clipping here involves a change in word-class too, which is quite typical for grammatical but not for extragrammatical ...

Google previewNotes from the Hyena's Belly (2015)

An Ethiopian Boyhood by Nega Mezlekia

By the way, an Afro is a nono—it is evidence of the corrupting influence of American imperialism. When the school year ended,

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa (2002)

by Terry M. Mays, Mark W. Delancey

de Financement du Developpement Afro–Asian Housing Organization/ Organisation Afro–Asiatique de L'habitat Alliance for Africa's Industrialization Asian–African Legal Consultative Commission All-African People's Conference Afro–Asian ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia (2013)

An Encyclopedia by James B. Minahan

Many Afro—Cuban activists are among the most well known of the politi— cal dissidents seeking greater freedom for all the people of Cuba. Further Reading Daniel, Yvonne. Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba ( Blacks ...

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Quotes about Afro

Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so. (Ida B. Wells)
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Scrabble value of A1F4R1O1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AFRO

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