coif

Your coif is your hairstyle. If you want to protect your coif in the rain, don't forget to bring your umbrella!

In the United States, coif is short for coiffure, which means "fancy hairdo." If you've arranged your hair into complicated braids anchored by bobby pins, go ahead and call it a coif. This word can also be used as a verb. If you're going to a black-tie event, you might want to coif your hair in an elaborate and elegant way.

Definitions of coif
  1. noun
    the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    synonyms: coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
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    beehive
    a hairdo resembling a beehive
    bouffant
    a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
    haircut
    the style in which hair has been cut
    Afro, Afro hairdo
    a rounded thickly curled hairdo
    bang, fringe
    a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
    bob
    a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
    wave
    a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
    braid, plait, tress, twist
    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    chignon
    a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
    marcel
    a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
    pageboy
    a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
    pompadour
    a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
    ponytail
    a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail
    roach
    a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
    scalp lock
    a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
    thatch
    hair resembling thatched roofing material
    mullet
    a hairstyle in which the hair is left long at the back but cut short on the top and sides
    finger wave
    a wave made with the fingers
    queue
    a braid of hair at the back of the head
    pigtail
    a plait of braided hair
    perm, permanent, permanent wave
    a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    brush cut
    a short haircut with hairs standing up like a brush
    crew cut, flattop
    a closely cropped haircut; usually for men
    mohawk, mohawk haircut
    haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
    type of:
    hair
    a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
  2. verb
    arrange attractively
    synonyms: arrange, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set
    curry, dress, groom
    give a neat appearance to
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    bob
    cut hair in the style of a bob
    wave
    set waves in
    marcel
    make a marcel in a woman's hair
    gauffer, goffer
    make wavy with a heated goffering iron
    perm
    give a permanent wave to
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    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
  3. noun
    a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
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    skullcap
    rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
  4. verb
    cover with a coif
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    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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