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[kwahf] /kwɑf/
noun, verb (used with object), coiffed, coiffing.
coiffure (defs 1, 3). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Although she still wore the coiffe that Breton women discard so seldom, she had learned to dress herself in another way.

    An Iceland Fisherman Pierre Loti
  • If my coiffe does not cover my hair, neither does the small Paris hat of the Countess de Vassart cover her hair.

    The Maids of Paradise

    Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • The unmarried woman who adopts this coiffe must wear the ties hanging over the shoulders.

  • This severity of feature she aggravated by pinning her coiffe low over a forehead as uncompromising as a nun's.

    Where the Sabots Clatter Again Katherine Shortall

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