tignon

noun
ti·​gnon | \ (ˈ)tē¦yȯn \
plural -s

Definition of tignon

: a madras handkerchief used especially in Louisiana as a headdress

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History and Etymology for tignon

Louisiana French, from French, nape of the neck, chignon, from French dialect tigne moth, scalp disease, from Latin tinea moth, worm

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“Tignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tignon. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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