coiffure (plural coiffures)
hairstyle — see hairstyle
- (transitive) to style or arrange hair
1996 August 23, Ted Shen, “Angel Dust”, in Chicago Reader:
- Perfectly coiffured and seemingly imperturbable, Setsuko approaches madness as her psychological and sexual insecurities are dredged up by confrontations with her past and mind games with the suspected murderer.
1920, E. Phillips Oppenheim, The Great Impersonation:
- Her eyes seldom left for long the other end of the table, where Stephanie, at Dominey's left hand, with her crown of exquisitely coiffured red-gold hair, her marvellous jewellery, her languorous grace of manner, seemed more like one of the beauties of an ancient Venetian Court than a modern Hungarian Princess gowned in the Rue de la Paix.
1915, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo:
- Her hair was far less elaborately coiffured and her toilette less magnificent than the toilettes of the women by whom she was surrounded.
1842, Edgcumbe Staley, The Tragedies of the Medici:
- Her attire is rich, she wears costly jewels, and her hair is tastefully coiffured.
coiffure f (plural coiffures)
- “coiffure” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).