chignon

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noun chi·gnon \ˈshēn-ˌyän also -ˌyȯn\

Definition of chignon

  1. :  a knot of hair that is worn at the back of the head and especially at the nape of the neck

Origin and Etymology of chignon

French, from Medieval French chaignon chain, collar, nape


First Known Use: 1783


CHIGNON Defined for English Language Learners

chignon

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noun chi·gnon \ˈshēn-ˌyän also -ˌyȯn\

Definition of chignon for English Language Learners

  • : a way of arranging a woman's hair by twisting it into a round shape at the back of the head or neck



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