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

     

    lacquer

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈlækə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lacquer
    BrE BrE//ˈlækə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækər//
     
    he / she / it lacquers
    BrE BrE//ˈlækəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækərz//
     
    past simple lacquered
    BrE BrE//ˈlækəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækərd//
     
    past participle lacquered
    BrE BrE//ˈlækəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækərd//
     
    -ing form lacquering
    BrE BrE//ˈlækərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækərɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair
     
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  1. 1lacquer something to cover something such as wood or metal with lacquer a lacquered Chinese table
  2. 2lacquer something (old-fashioned, British English) to put lacquer on your hair Her hair had been carefully backcombed and lacquered into shape. See related entries: Styling hair
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (denoting lac): from obsolete French lacre ‘sealing wax’, from Portuguese laca, based on Hindi lākh or Persian lāk.
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