verb (used with object)
Origin of coif1
noun, verb (used with object)
Origin of coif2
Examples from the Web for coifed
Historical Examples of coifed
Mammy, coifed and kerchiefed, came down the stairs and through the house.The Long Roll
Her dark brown hair was coifed in a jewelled net of thread of gold, and on her white neck a chain of emeralds sparkled sombrely.The Strolling Saint
To deaden the sound of the bombs, she had coifed her head in a handkerchief, from which escaped her tangled hair, short and thin.An Eagle Flight
The eyes beneath the coifed brow with its fine network of wrinkles were adamant.The Lamp of Fate
Her dull yellow hair was coifed in the fashion of the early Stuarts.The Lady of Fort St. John
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
verb coifs, coiffing or coiffed (tr)
Word Origin for coif
late 13c., "close-fitting cap," from Old French coife "skull-cap, cap worn under a helmet, headgear" (12c., Modern French coiffe), from Late Latin coifa "a cap, hood" (source of Italian cuffia, Spanish cofia, escofia), of West Germanic origin (cf. Old High German kupphia, Middle High German kupfe "cap").
mid-15c., "to cover with a cap," from Middle French coiffer, from Old French coife (see coif (n.)); sense of "to arrange the hair" is attested in English from 1835. Related: Coifed; coifing.