Definition of tête
: a high elaborately ornamented style of woman's hairdress or wig worn especially in the latter half of the 18th century
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of tête
French, head, from Middle French teste — more at tester (canopy)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tête? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).