Definitions starting with P

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pick

n. [US Black pick a comb used by Black people for natural and Afro hair styles (Claerbaut); cf. Brit. dial. pick hay-fork OED] a short comb with heavy, long teeth for Afro hair styles: He say Charlie tief he pick (Andros). = FORK (Black)

-v. usually in the phrase pick out, to use such a comb on the hair: You gotta pick out a fro (Nas-sau). cf. PICKY-HEAD (Black)

Tags: hair, noun, verb

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Last update: 2012-12-02 16:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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