noun, plural chi·gnons [sheen-yonz, sheen-yuhnz; French shee-nyawn] /ˈʃin yɒnz, ʃinˈyʌnz; French ʃiˈnyɔ̃/.
Origin of chignon
Related formschi·gnoned, adjective
Examples from the Web for chignon
Some of them wore the chignon, and others long curls; the youngest ones who wore curls looked at a distance like women.
The back division is combed back, and after being twisted into a compact mass, is tied in a chignon upon the crown of the head.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
It was not that the chignon was in itself a thing of beauty, but that it imparted so unmistakable an air of fashion!
I request, Mr. Chignon, you will devote your ambition to your own part of the compliment.The Heiress;|John Burgoyne
"Chignon" was a word which she had never been heard to pronounce.