coif·​feur kwä-ˈfər How to pronounce coiffeur (audio)
: a man who is a hairdresser

Examples of coiffeur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The French may champion a makeup-free look, but their tousled tresses aren’t so effortless — French coiffeurs have mastered the art of achieving perfectly imperfect hair. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 The British coiffeur’s 35-year-plus career includes styling the locks of A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Sharon Stone, and Paris Hilton, among others. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 In one of the play’s delightful rhymes, the widow derides Arsinoë’s priggishness and terrible coiffeur (an updo with varnished-looking curls). Celia Wren, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 But, with ample time to kill, the girls have been interrupting her beauty sleep to play coiffeur. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2021 In France itinerant coiffeurs made up 8-10% of the market, says Pierre André, who runs Wecasa, an app which arranges home cuts. The Economist, 28 May 2020 Michel Euler/Associated Press PARIS — Franck Provost, a high-profile coiffeur with more than 500 hair salons across France, needed to do some hiring last fall in the central Loire region. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 9 July 2019 This new one from trendy hair coiffeurs R+Co is actually a cleansing mist. Allure Editors, Allure, 9 July 2018 The Blowout As the man behind the bouncy blowouts of Amal Clooney, who reportedly introduced him to the bride-to-be for her color and cuts, coiffeur Miguel Perez is no stranger to star power. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 14 May 2018 See More

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Word History


borrowed from French, from coiffer "to arrange (hair)" + -eur -or entry 1 — more at coiffure

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coiffeur was in 1824

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“Coiffeur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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