Meaning of lovelock in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌvlɒk/


  • A curl of hair worn on the temple or forehead.

    ‘men wore frills and finery and let their hair grow into long lovelocks.’
    • ‘It arose from the puritans' custom of wearing their hair cut close round their heads, like apprentices, who shortened their hair to demonstrate their contempt for lovelocks.’
    • ‘There were wide variations, from the braided lovelocks of French soldiers of the Revolutionary era to the bushy whiskers of Victorian officers.’
    • ‘I do sigh over those lovelocks; I can't help it.’
    tress, tuft, curl


Late 16th century from love and lock.