Definitions

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  • noun A tuft of hair, especially a forelock.
  • noun A woman regarded as promiscuous.

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  • noun A puff or whiff, especially of tobacco smoke.

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  • noun a prominent forelock (especially one brushed upward from the forehead)

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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[Origin unknown.]

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Probably variant of coif ("vulva").

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Variant form of whiff.

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Origin unknown.

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Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of coif.

Examples

  • He wore his cap at the back of his head, so as to exhibit to an admiring world a carefully - cultured curl of the "quiff" variety, which was plastered across his forehead with a great expenditure of grease.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, March 3rd, 1920

  • This was, indeed, the Gunner Barling he used to know, with his smooth-shaven chin and neat brown moustache waxed at the ends and characteristic "quiff" decorating his brow.

    Okewood of the Secret Service

  • If you're talking about his hair, I think you mean "quiff".

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The dozy ponce wants women-only shortlists, doesn't have a word to say about immigration, has got more 'quiff' than Blair and not one solitary noteworthy policy but a gazzillion soundbites.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The dozy ponce wants women-only shortlists, doesn't have a word to say about immigration, has got more 'quiff' than Blair and not one solitary noteworthy policy but a gazzillion soundbites.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Years ago, when young men started to sport the "quiff" hairstyle that Tintin is so famous for

    Canuck Attitude

  • Years ago, when young men started to sport the "quiff" hairstyle that Tintin is so famous for

    Progressive Bloggers

  • The dozy ponce wants women-only shortlists, doesn't have a word to say about immigration, has got more 'quiff' than Blair and not one solitary noteworthy policy but a gazzillion soundbites.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The dozy ponce wants women-only shortlists, doesn't have a word to say about immigration, has got more 'quiff' than Blair and not one solitary noteworthy policy but a gazzillion soundbites.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The dozy ponce wants women-only shortlists, doesn't have a word to say about immigration, has got more 'quiff' than Blair and not one solitary noteworthy policy but a gazzillion soundbites.

    Army Rumour Service

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  • See also cuif.

    August 9, 2016