(US black) to straighten one’s hair.
|Deep Down In The Jungle 96: He was short and very much the ‘dandy,’ and had learned to do ‘processing.’.|
|(con. 1950s) Whoreson 67: I grabbed a handful of processed hair with my left hand.|
|Life and Times of Little Richard 64: His hair was processed a foot high over his head.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 376: They wore pendants. They wore processed hair. They carried mock-gold guns.|
(US black) a black person who appears to prefer to see things from a white perspective.
|Black Jargon in White America 76: processed mind n. a mentality which is alienated from black culture and tends to take on white attitudes: He may have a natural, but he’s still got a processed mind.|