coiffure

coiffure

[kwah-fyoor; French kwa-fyr]
noun, plural coiffures [kwah-fyoorz; French kwa-fyr] .
1.
a style of arranging or combing the hair.
2.
a head covering; headdress.
verb (used with object), coiffured [kwah-fyoord] , coiffuring [kwah-fyoor-ing] .
3.
to provide with a coiffure.

Origin:
1625–35; < French, equivalent to coiff(er) to dress the hair (see coif1) + -ure -ure

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coiffure (kwɑːˈfjʊə, French kwafyr)
 
n
1.  a hairstyle
2.  an obsolete word for headdress
 
vb
3.  (tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)

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coiffure
"style or fashion of wearing the hair," c.1631, from Fr. coiffer (see coiffeur).
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