: a prominent forelock

Examples of quiff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her big hair channeled a looks that was once popular in the '50s and '60s, as her quiff stood several inches in the air, while the the hair in the back of her head remained curled. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Created by her go-to hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, the style took inspiration from the 1950s, when volume, exaggerated waves, and quiffs were de rigueur in the world of women’s hair. Hannah Coates, Glamour, 29 June 2023 Sitting in her kitchen, occasionally fighting back tears, Bachek, their only child, shared family photos showing her father with an Elvis-style quiff on holidays by the Black Sea, beaming at Lyubov or swinging his granddaughter playfully in a shopping bag. Byreuters, ABC News, 22 Apr. 2022 Vernon François—celebrity hairstylist, educator, brand founder, and the mastermind behind iconic looks donned by Lupita Nyong'o, Tessa Thompson, and Willow Smith (the list goes on)—recommends creating a quiff with pins or clips to change up your look. Erin Parke, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2021 Her blonde locks had been styled into an updo with a curled quiff at the front. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2023 One specimen, housed at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, not only preserves a weird bristly tail quiff, but also the remains of its flesh. Jon Tennant, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2016 Pike’s soaring gray quiff meant to be a brand shoutout? Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 Sharon Stone’s silver and gray strands add dimension to that voluminous, textured updo and stellar quiff. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 27 June 2022 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quiff was circa 1890

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“Quiff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiff. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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