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[kwa-fœr] /kwaˈfœr/
noun, plural coiffeurs
[kwa-fœr] /kwaˈfœr/ (Show IPA).
a man who is a hairdresser. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for coiffeur
Historical Examples
  • Her hair was dazzlingly yellow, and arranged with all the stiffness of the coiffeur's art.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She had on all her old lace, and my coiffeur did her hair beautifully.

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch
  • We shared the same manicurist, milliner, modiste, and coiffeur.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • It was to ride to Sonnay, to tell the coiffeur there to come to Lancilly early to-morrow.

    Angelot Eleanor Price
  • She was "out," so it was dressed high on her head by a French coiffeur.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • The countess had already been in the hands of her Parisian coiffeur for some hours.

  • And it's so much nicer not being forced to call in a coiffeur in every town!

    The Ghost Arnold Bennett
  • "Merci bien," said the coiffeur, fervently, as he counted the cash.

  • The other protg was called Yves le Grand, and was the son of bonne maman's coiffeur.

  • For a descendant of du Guesclin the coiffeur's son would, however, have been as inappropriate as was the notary.

British Dictionary definitions for coiffeur


/kwɑːˈfɜː; French kwafœr/
a hairdresser
Derived Forms
coiffeuse (kwɑːˈfɜːz; French) (kwaføz) noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for coiffeur

1847, from French coiffeur "hairdresser," from coiffer "to dress hair," from Old French coife, originally, "inner part of the helmet" (see coif (n.)). A woman hairdresser would be properly a coiffeuse.

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