Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of coif.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See coif.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete form of coif.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Must glove this hand: and hence, thou sickly quoif!

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

  • Must glove this hand: and hence, thou sickly quoif!

    Act I. Scene I. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth

  • I have seen him sometimes in summer, when to hear his people's suits, he would come into the gardens of Paris, clad in a camel's-hair coat, with a sleeveless surcoat of tiretaine, a cloak of black taffety round his neck, his hair well combed and without a quoif, and a white swansdown hat upon his head.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Her easy air, action, mien, and gesture quite chang'd, from the quoif to the cock'd hat and cavalier in fashion.

    The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield

  • And pretty it were to see Cicely in her praiseful and godly-walking youth, as she stood primly clad in her sad-colored gown and long apron, with a quoif or ciffer covering her smooth hair, and a red whittle on her slender shoulders, a-singing in the old New England meeting-house through the long, tedious psalms, which were made longer and more tedious still by the drawling singing and the deacons '"lining."

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Must glove this hand: and hence, thou sickly quoif!

    The Second Part of King Henry IV

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