Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hairdresser; a coiffeur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hairdresser.

Etymologies

French, from friser, to curl; see frizz1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Let your man learn of the best friseur to do your hair well, for that is a very material part of your dress.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • 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.

    Waverley

  • 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.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Here the Royal speaker was herself interrupted by a cloud of powder which the unconscious _friseur_ flung over the edifice then erecting.

    The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty

  • 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

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • He looked at the friseur with a painful feeling, hoping every moment that the tower of curls would be complete.

    Chapter V. Book III

  • 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.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • At six o'clock in the morning I am already done with my friseur, and at seven I am fully dressed.

    Mozart The Man and the Artist as Revealed in his own Words

  • I patronized every complexion-specialist, friseur, perukier, manicurist and fashionable barber in that part of the world.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire

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  • Extremely elegant and dégagée, upon my word, madam. Your friseur is a Frenchman, I suppose?
    Goldsmith, She Stoops, II

    January 10, 2007