coiffeur

noun
coif·​feur | \ kwä-ˈfər How to pronounce coiffeur (audio) \

Definition of coiffeur

: a man who is a hairdresser

Examples of coiffeur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, with ample time to kill, the girls have been interrupting her beauty sleep to play coiffeur. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Markets climb on a V-for-vaccine-led recovery," 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, "Things get hairy The global grooming industry gets cut down to size," 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, "For France’s Jobless, Macron Aims to ‘Make Work Pay’," 9 July 2019 This new one from trendy hair coiffeurs R+Co is actually a cleansing mist. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products This Month," 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, "Meghan Markle’s Guide to Royal Wedding Beauty in London," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of coiffeur

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coiffeur

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

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4 Apr 2021

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“Coiffeur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coiffeur. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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