cro·​qui·​gnole ˈkrō-kə-ˌnōl How to pronounce croquignole (audio)
 also  -kən-ˌyōl
: a method used in waving the hair by winding it on curlers from the ends of the hair toward the scalp

Word History


French, light blow, fillip

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of croquignole was in 1932

Dictionary Entries Near croquignole

Cite this Entry

“Croquignole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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