coiffure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coiffure arrange attractively "dress my hair for the wedding"
    • n coiffure the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coiffure A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coiffure A head-dress; the manner of arranging or dressing the hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coiffure a head-dress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. coiffer,. See Coif
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. coiffe—Low L. cofia, a cap, perh. Old High Ger. chuppha, a cap, Ger. kopf.

Usage

In literature:

It arranges their coiffures.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Bingo little dreamed of the definite plan seething under his little wife's transformation coiffure.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Her dress was of an awkward length, her long straight fringe and plaited hair the coiffure of the schoolroom.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The ginger-colored man's wig had developed into a frizzy fringe and the rest of the coiffure of the hour.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
It had a round, ruddy face, and upon the head was a sort of coiffure which our modern critics might eschew; but which Mr.
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
The gentleman with the Jovian coiffure began to speak as the train moved.
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
Her coiffure to-night is almost Parisian, and how very becoming!
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
A veil and a bunch of orange-blossoms had been added to the young lady's coiffure.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
All the waitresses have this coiffure.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
The intricacies of the women's coiffure were many.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
But despite her regal coiffure, she remained very much of a child.
"The Torch Bearer" by Reina Melcher Marquis
Indeed, the Egyptians prided themselves upon their coiffure.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
It seems to me I appear very old and haggard in this Venetian coiffure.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
Dressed in a thin white silk, with coiffure gray, Is she, my wife, my joy in life's low way.
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
I must be busy over my other affairs; there is the coiffure of the Grande Barmouth to prepare.
"Lady Maude's Mania" by George Manville Fenn
They sucked contraband bonbons and discussed different styles of coiffure.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Therefore the neat coiffure of the aching head, and the dignified tea-gown of satin and jet.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
On dress occasions, however, her coiffure, copied after a Paris model, could again be made bewilderingly lovely.
"The Ranch Girls at Home Again" by Margaret Vandercook
How he would laugh at the funny Chinese coiffure!
"Napoleon's Young Neighbor" by Helen Leah Reed
Instead of dressing their hair in the form of a helmet, they adopt the form of a beaver's tail for a coiffure.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
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In poetry:

Then came Sophia, I believe,
Her coiffure was at least her own,
Alas! she fancied to deceive
Her friends by altering its tone.
She dyed her locks a flaming red!
I suffocated her in bed.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

None of that mattered to Matthew Kehler, 26, sporting a blue Smurf coiffure, blue tights and Bomber boxer shorts.
Aliquippa celebrates ' Coiffure and Quips' movie.
Maria Rubino, center, greets Nancy Marocco, left, and Anita Cerri Wednesday at the premiere of " Coiffure and Quips" at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Airport in Moon.
But for consumers looking to maintain salon-quality coiffure in budget-tightening times, putting your best face forward often means exchanging the salon visits for at-home hair-coloring products.
A first lady's coiffure is a pattern, chosen as deliberately as the White House china, but prey to wind and rain, especially on cold Inauguration Days.
View full size Sam Zomer Stylist Sarah Jevert works on a sample coiffure for bride-to-be Amy Osment at the Idun Spa Salon inside Kalamazoo's Radisson Plaza Hotel.
Chris Curle/Eagle Correspondent From left, Maria Elena with Coiffure International owners Karen and Theresa Vecchio at the hair salon on South Collier Boulevard.
That September, places like My Fair Lady Hair Fashions on West Landis Avenue and Le Carrousel Coiffures on Main Road reported that about 10 percent of their clients were male, and those numbers were increasing.
Does your red hair match your apricot pup's curly coiffure.
The art of Coiffure (French for the manner of arranging and sculpting hair) made its way into the hearts of women in the 1700's.
Taylor Swift has been sporting a new look lately, with her trademark locks straightened into a more chic coiffure as if to say she's stepping into a new phase of maturity, or a new benchmark in life.
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