[ kwah-fyoo r; French kwa-fyr ]
/ kwɑˈfyʊər; French kwaˈfür /

noun, plural coif·fures [kwah-fyoo rz; French kwa-fyr] /kwɑˈfyʊərz; French kwaˈfür/.

a style of arranging or combing the hair.
a head covering; headdress.

verb (used with object), coif·fured [kwah-fyoo rd] /kwɑˈfyʊərd/, coif·fur·ing [kwah-fyoo r-ing] /kwɑˈfyʊər ɪŋ/.

to provide with a coiffure.

Words nearby coiffure

Origin of coiffure

1625–35; < French, equivalent to coiff(er) to dress the hair (see coif1) + -ure -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for coiffure

/ (kwɑːˈfjʊə, French kwafyr) /


a hairstyle
an obsolete word for headdress


(tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)
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