I do not recollect ever having seen a chignon, but I know that it must look like that.
The hood resting on the edge of her chignon formed a kind of Phrygian cap.
When she beheld Nana, her nose bleeding and choking with sobs, she almost sprang at the concierge's chignon.
She was thinking abruptly, unhappily, about that chignon she had bought yesterday.
Nothing could be found by the afflicted father, except a tress of his daughter's hair—perhaps her chignon.
Dotty was giving an extra touch to her chignon, and Prudy trying on her cap.
But a chignon, a bandbox behind the noddle,—she would not endure.
Some deal in human hair, which is used by native females as a chignon.
Petticoat and chignon are male institutions in Ceylon, and time after time I had to look twice before I could fix the passers sex.
It is of about as much use to him as a chignon, and he knows as much what to do with it, for any other purpose.
"knot or coil of hair worn at the back of the neck," from French chignon "nape of the neck," from Old French chaignon "iron collar, shackles, noose" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *catenionem (nominative *catenio), from Latin catena "chain, fetter, restraint" (see chain (n.)). Popular 1780s, 1870s, 1940s. Form influenced in French by tignon "coil of hair."