So in honor of my hair-sylist spouse, I have chosen:
The word hardly needs a definition. It is almost obvious that an updo would be a style in which the hair is combed upward away from the face. While it has been stylish, both for men and women, in the past, I think it has fallen into disfavor. But despair not-- what goes around comes around.
"Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb."
Four-letter "v" word for this July morning is:
Vamp is a multipurpose word having several distinctly different meanings. The first thing to cross my mind when I hear the word is Ella Fitzgerald singing "Hard hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah, the meanest gal in town. . . she'd pour water on a drownin' man." The word here is used to indicate
vamp (n.) a woman who uses feminine wiles seductively.
The word can be used as a verb:
vamp (v.) to seduce, esp. to gain an advantage.
I had a great uncle who was a cobbler and a businessman whose skill made his business very successful. A cobbler is a shoemaker. Here we encounter our word as
vamp (n.) the part of the shoe that covers the instep and toes.
Another usage of the word occurs in the music world:
vamp (v.) to accompany by improvisation.
Thus enough space has been devoted to our four-letter "v" word.