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coiffure

[kwah-fyoo r; French kwa-fyr] /kwɑˈfyʊər; French kwaˈfür/
noun, plural coiffures
[kwah-fyoo rz; French kwa-fyr] /kwɑˈfyʊərz; French kwaˈfür/ (Show IPA)
1.
a style of arranging or combing the hair.
2.
a head covering; headdress.
verb (used with object), coiffured
[kwah-fyoo rd] /kwɑˈfyʊərd/ (Show IPA),
coiffuring
[kwah-fyoo r-ing] /kwɑˈfyʊər ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
3.
to provide with a coiffure.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < French, equivalent to coiff(er) to dress the hair (see coif1) + -ure -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for coiffure

coiffure

/kwɑːˈfjʊə; French kwafyr/
noun
1.
a hairstyle
2.
an obsolete word for headdress
verb
3.
(transitive) to dress or arrange (the hair)
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Word Origin and History for coiffure
coiffure
"style or fashion of wearing the hair," c.1631, from Fr. coiffer (see coiffeur).
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