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picky

[see PICKY-HEAD and PICK' Y.] adj. (of women's hair) short, tightly curled: 1971 "nappy", "pickey", or "peasie" hair (McCartney 68). (Gen.)

Tags: adjective, hair

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Last update: 2012-12-03 21:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Paulshenae Hanna:
I interviewed Amanda Bodie, an 89 year old resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera. According to Mrs. Bodie, the adjective is used to describe females with extremely short rough hair. Example: Her hair is so picky, it can hardly fit into a ponytail.
Added at: 2014-03-30 21:53