[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 coiffured
How strange, this lady with the coiffured hair and neat little shirtwaist!My Wonderful Visit
The old potentate was in his morning gown, freshly bathed, shaved and coiffured and smelling of pomade and cigarette smoke.The White Terror and The Red
Women were beautiful, tastefully gowned and coiffured, but it was easy to see that they were merely women.Mezzerow Loves Company
Floyd L. Wallace
Mrs. Lem appeared behind her, wreathed in smiles, and coiffured and arrayed in her company best.The Opened Shutters
Clara Louise Burnham
- a hairstyle
- an obsolete word for headdress
- (tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)
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Word Origin and History for coiffured
"style or fashion of wearing the hair," 1630s, from French coiffure, from coiffer (see coiffeur).
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