coiffeur

[ kwa-fœr ]
/ kwaˈfœr /

noun, plural coif·feurs [kwa-fœr] /kwaˈfœr/. French.

a man who is a hairdresser.

Nearby words

  1. coi,
  2. coiba,
  3. coif,
  4. coiffe,
  5. coiffed,
  6. coiffeuse,
  7. coiffure,
  8. coiffured,
  9. coiffurist,
  10. coign

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British Dictionary definitions for coiffeur

coiffeur

/ (kwɑːˈfɜː, French kwafœr) /

noun

a hairdresser
Derived Formscoiffeuse (kwɑːˈfɜːz, French kwaføz), fem n

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Word Origin and History for coiffeur

coiffeur

n.

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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