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



    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːlɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrlɑːk//
    Parts of animals
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  1. 1a piece of hair that grows at the front of the head and hangs down over the forehead
  2. 2a part of a horse’s mane that grows forwards between its ears See related entries: Parts of animals
  3. Idioms
    touch/tug your forelock (to somebody)
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    (British English, disapproving) to show too much respect for somebody, especially because you are anxious about what they think of you In the past people of the lower classes either took off their hats or pulled on their forelocks to show respect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forelock