American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hairstyle.
- v. To arrange or dress (hair).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A head-dress; the manner of arranging or dressing the hair.
- n. hairstyle
- v. transitive to style or arrange hair
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.
- n. the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
- v. arrange attractively
- French, from coiffer, to coif; see coiffeur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Wig makers have copied it and now some ladies wear what they call coiffure la Franklina Franklin hairstyle.”
“Her signature fiery coiffure is impervious to circumstantial weather!)”
“Her coiffure was a simple wreath of sardines on a string.”
“She had previously assured herself that my hair was all my own, and now my coiffure was the only part of my toilet that come in for her unqualified approval, for Charlie had made the most of my abundant hair, which was of a beautiful color and texture and inclined to curl.”
“At their hotel there was a waiter with a forelock that looked like the crest of a breaking wave, and this waiter with his coiffure was a source of constant amusement to her, so much so, that although she was not usually very witty, she simply outdid herself in images and comparisons.”
“This kind of coiffure had a highly idolatrous meaning; and it was adopted, with some slight variations, by almost all idolaters in ancient times.”
“Yes, the Lone Starvernator has an impressive coiffure, if you want a president who looks like George Stephanopoulos and John Stossel collaborated on a wig.”
“• Creating the coiffure for a movie corpse requires time and authentic human hair imported from China or Italy.”
“She also cut a memorable figure with her asymmetrical punkish coiffure.”
“We've previously chronicled the Secretary of State's follicle fashions -- the ups, the downs, the headbands, the hair clips -- but this might take the coiffure cake.”
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