Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
  2. (verb, body) arrange attractively

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Synonyms of Coiffure

arrange, coif, coiffe, do, dress, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle, set

Alternate forms of Coiffure

Derivations: coif, coiffure

Hyponyms: afro, afro hairdo, bang, beehive, bob, bouffant, braid, chignon, fringe, haircut, marcel, pageboy, plait, pompadour, ponytail, roach, scalp lock, thatch, tress, twist, wave

Hypernyms: groom, hair, neaten

Origin of the word Coiffure

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

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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