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



    BrE BrE//ˈlækə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækər//
    [uncountable] Hair products and accessories
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  1. 1a liquid that is used on wood or metal to give it a hard shiny surface
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a liquid that is sprayed on the hair so that it stays in place See related entries: Hair products and accessories
  3. synonym hairspray
    Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting lac): from obsolete French lacre ‘sealing wax’, from Portuguese laca, based on Hindi lākh or Persian lāk.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lacquer

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