coiffure

[ kwah-fyoor; French kwa-fyr ]
/ kwɑˈfyʊər; French kwaˈfür /

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

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

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

to arrange or comb (the hair) in a coiffure; to style (the hair).
to provide with a head covering or headdress; cover with a coiffure.

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Origin of coiffure

First recorded in 1625–35; from French, equivalent to coiff(er) “to dress the hair” + -ure noun suffix; see origin at coif2, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for coiffure

coiffure
/ (kwɑːˈfjʊə, French kwafyr) /

noun

a hairstyle
an obsolete word for headdress

verb

(tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)
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