American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hairdresser; a coiffeur.
- n. A hairdresser.
- From French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from friser, to curl; see frizz1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I had a gentleman to wait upon me, a French friseur to dress my hair of a morning; I knew the taste of chocolate as by intuition almost, and could distinguish between the right Spanish and the French before I had been a week in my new position; I had rings on all my fingers, watches in both my fobs, canes, trinkets, and snuffboxes of all sorts, and each outvying the other in elegance.”
“Let your man learn of the best friseur to do your hair well, for that is a very material part of your dress.”
“Her hair was not disfigured by the art of the friseur, but fell in jetty ringlets on her neck, confined only by a circlet, richly set with diamonds.”
“If he visits her when she is dressed, and perceives the least impropriety in her coeffure, he insists upon adjusting it with his own hands: if he sees a curl, or even a single hair amiss, he produces his comb, his scissars, and pomatum, and sets it to rights with the dexterity of a professed friseur.”
“Here the Royal speaker was herself interrupted by a cloud of powder which the unconscious _friseur_ flung over the edifice then erecting.”
“There is Dick Wildfire being attired, with the aid of the _friseur_ and the tailor, and under the sneering inspection of Sam Sharp, his Yorkshire valet, according to the latest”
“He looked at the friseur with a painful feeling, hoping every moment that the tower of curls would be complete.”
“She was teaching a Highland dance to a graceful cavalier in white silk breeches, flowered satin waistcoat, and most choicely powdered periwig, fresh from the friseur.”
“At six o'clock in the morning I am already done with my friseur, and at seven I am fully dressed.”
“I patronized every complexion-specialist, friseur, perukier, manicurist and fashionable barber in that part of the world.”
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