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Borrowed from French coiffure.


coiffure (countable and uncountable, plural coiffures)

  1. hairstyle



coiffure (third-person singular simple present coiffures, present participle coiffuring, simple past and past participle coiffured)

  1. (transitive) to style or arrange hair
    • 1996 August 23, Ted Shen, “Angel Dust”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Perfectly coiffured and seemingly imperturbable, Setsuko approaches madness as her psychological and sexual insecurities are dredged up by confrontations with her past and mind games with the suspected murderer.
    • 1920, E. Phillips Oppenheim, The Great Impersonation[2]:
      Her eyes seldom left for long the other end of the table, where Stephanie, at Dominey's left hand, with her crown of exquisitely coiffured red-gold hair, her marvellous jewellery, her languorous grace of manner, seemed more like one of the beauties of an ancient Venetian Court than a modern Hungarian Princess gowned in the Rue de la Paix.
    • 1915, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo[3]:
      Her hair was far less elaborately coiffured and her toilette less magnificent than the toilettes of the women by whom she was surrounded.
    • 1842, Edgcumbe Staley, The Tragedies of the Medici[4]:
      Her attire is rich, she wears costly jewels, and her hair is tastefully coiffured.




  • IPA(key): /kwa.fyʁ/
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coiffure f (plural coiffures)

  1. headwear, headgear (garment worn on someone's head)
  2. hairstyle

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