Definition of Coiffure

1. Noun. The arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair).

Exact synonyms: Coif, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle
Terms within: Rat, Curl, Lock, Ringlet, Whorl
Generic synonyms: Hair
Specialized synonyms: Beehive, Bouffant, Haircut, Afro, Afro Hairdo, Bang, Fringe, Bob, Wave, Braid, Plait, Tress, Twist, Chignon, Marcel, Pageboy, Pompadour, Ponytail, Roach, Scalp Lock, Thatch
Derivative terms: Coif, Hairstylist



2. Verb. Arrange attractively. "They coiffure their hair "; "Dress my hair for the wedding"
Exact synonyms: Arrange, Coif, Coiffe, Do, Dress, Set
Specialized synonyms: Bob, Wave
Generic synonyms: Groom, Neaten
Related verbs: Curry, Dress, Groom
Derivative terms: Arrangement

Definition of Coiffure

1. n. A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.

Definition of Coiffure

1. Noun. hairstyle ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to style or arrange hair ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coiffure

1. to coif [v -FURED, -FURING, -FURES] - See also: coif

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coiffure

cohæsion
coideal
coideals
coidentities
coidentity
coif
coifed
coiffe
coiffed
coiffes
coiffeur
coiffeurs
coiffeuse
coiffeuses
coiffing
coiffure (current term)
coiffured
coiffures
coiffuring
coifing
coifs
coign
coign of vantage
coigne
coigned
coignes
coigning
coigns
coil
coil gland

Literary usage of Coiffure

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1. The Book of Costume: Or, Annals of Fashion: From the Earliest Period to the by Mary Margaret (Stanley) Egerton Wilton, Lady of rank (1846)
"The coiffure is very singular. First of all, a broad band encircles the ... No ribands adorn this coiffure, but a broad black band holds it firmly upon the ..."

2. The Growth of the French Nation by George Burton Adams (1896)
"coiffure X LA BELLE-POULE. In honor of the victory of the frigate La Belle-Poule over an English ship, 1778. It was during his ministry that France went to ..."

3. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"... for California—Scenery during the Progress of the Voyage—San Pablo—An Accident—The Lady with her immense coiffure—Monte Carabali—Arrival at Gorgona. ..."

4. Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors by Walter Hamilton (1887)
"Instead of a Bill for removing the Poor, A Bill for removing the shady coiffure Now all the go, all the go ! Punch. THE BEAUTIFUL MAID. ..."

5. The Old Régime: Court, Salons, and Theatres by Elliot Jackson, Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1896)
"An Interesting Invalid. — Court Secrets.—Tapestry-Working Statesmen.— The Queen Grows Jealous. — The coiffure of Madame de Gontaut. ..."

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