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1. coif

noun. ['ˈkwɑːf'] the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair).

Synonyms

  • scalp lock
  • wave
  • bouffant
  • pompadour
  • plait
  • bang
  • Afro
  • beehive
  • rat
  • curl
  • marcel
  • Afro hairdo
  • roach
  • braid
  • coiffure
  • fringe
  • tress
  • haircut
  • ringlet
  • ponytail
  • pageboy
  • hairstyle
  • hair style
  • twist
  • lock
  • chignon
  • thatch
  • bob
  • whorl
  • hair

Antonyms

  • fall
  • small
  • little
  • unweave

Etymology

  • coiffer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. coif

verb. ['ˈkwɑːf'] cover with a coif.

Antonyms

  • unbend

Etymology

  • coiffer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. coif

noun. ['ˈkwɑːf'] a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law.

Antonyms

  • stand still

Etymology

  • coiffer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. coif

verb. ['ˈkwɑːf'] arrange attractively.

Synonyms

  • neaten
  • groom
  • coiffe
  • wave
  • coiffure
  • bob
  • arrange
  • dress
  • do
  • curry

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • open
  • nonworker
  • fire

Etymology

  • coiffer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

Example sentences of the word coif


1. Noun, singular or mass
Over the coif, she might add a flat cap, a French hood or any variety and size of hat, all held in place with lethal-looking hatpins.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In addition, classic styles are easy to create by using your fingers to play around with the hair until you coif it to perfection.

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