Definition of Afro noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Afro

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈæfrəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæfroʊ//
 
(pl. Afros) Describing hair
 
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a hairstyle sometimes worn by black people and popular in the 1970s, in which the hair forms a round mass of tight curls See related entries: Describing hair Word Origin 1930s: independent usage of Afro-, or an abbreviation of African.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Afro