coif


1coif

noun \ˈkif, in sense 2 also ˈkwäf\

Definition of COIF

1
:  a close-fitting cap: as
a :  a hoodlike cap worn under a veil by nuns
b :  a protective usually metal skullcap formerly worn under a hood of mail
c :  a white cap formerly worn by English lawyers and especially by serjeants-at-law; also :  the order or rank of a serjeant-at-law
2
:  coiffure

Origin of COIF

Middle English coife, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cofea
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

Rhymes with COIF

2coif

verb \ˈkif, ˈkwäf\

: to cut and arrange someone's hair

coiffed or coifedcoif·fing or coif·ing

Full Definition of COIF

transitive verb
1
:  to cover or dress with or as if with a coif
2
:  to arrange (hair) by brushing, combing, or curling

First Known Use of COIF

15th century

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

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