American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who is a hairdresser.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hair-dresser.
- n. A male hairdresser.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hairdresser.
- n. a man hairdresser
- Borrowing from French, from coiffer, from Old French coife, from Late Latin cofia. (Wiktionary)
- French, from coiffer, to coif, from Old French coife, coif; see coif. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“About nine o'clock A.M., an important functionary, the "coiffeur," arrived.”
“Mademoiselle Zélie St. Pierre, on this particular Thursday, even assumed a "robe de soie," deemed in economical Labassecour an article of hazardous splendour and luxury; nay, it was remarked that she sent for a "coiffeur" to dress her hair that morning; there were pupils acute enough to discover that she had bedewed her handkerchief and her hands with a new and fashionable perfume.”
“Bear Stearns, too, had an in-house stylist note to self: investment bank coiffeur may not be the most stable gig, and this year, Wall Street barber Salvatore Anazalone is working out of a temporary shop inside Goldman Sachs's headquarters while the hotel housing his permanent shop undergoes renovations.”
“Now, it would make life simple if there was a single rule about this, a certain measurement past which a man's coiffeur becomes bouffant.”
“All were dressed intriguingly (by Mr. Happel and Rustam Khamdamov) to indicate everything from an innocent young man in a sailor suit (the central Robert Fairchild) to nymphlike mermaids whose slicked-back coiffeur-like caps suggested artfully styled seafoam.”
“The problem that covering this item that's absent from l'affaire coiffeur is that people would have to confront the utter bankruptcy of the whole "death tax" paradigm.”
“References: la politesse (f) = politeness, courtesy; le coiffeur (la coiffeuse) = hairdresser; pour le travail?”
“The work of the late coiffeur Antoine-hairdresser to Claudette Colbert and Josephine Baker -- so inspired Alexandre that he has exhumed his mentor's right hand from its Polish grave.”
“I wish he'd take a note outta Cipo's book and hire a personal hairdresser/coiffeur-est to purty his ragged ass up for the post sprint interview.”
“Irrecuperable vient aussi du fait qu'en plus de ne pas etre allé chez le coiffeur et ien je n'ai pas fait ma teinture.”
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