[kwah-fyoo r; French kwa-fyr]
- a style of arranging or combing the hair.
- a head covering; headdress.
- to provide with a coiffure.
Origin of coiffure
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Examples from the Web for coiffure
Her gown was a miracle, her hat was another, and her coiffure a third.A Great Man
I see now where the present bedlamite style of coiffure comes from.Shawl-Straps
Louisa M. Alcott
The coiffure was German, and she wore a collar like an order.The Queen's Necklace
Alexandre Dumas pre
You see here every variety of coiffure that has ever been known.The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh
William Makepeace Thackeray
Princess Mary grew quite unconscious of her face and coiffure.War and Peace
- a hairstyle
- an obsolete word for headdress
- (tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)
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Word Origin and History for coiffure
"style or fashion of wearing the hair," 1630s, from French coiffure, from coiffer (see coiffeur).
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