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.

Primary Meanings of coif

1.
nv
the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
arrange attractively
2.
nv
a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
cover with a coif
Full Definitions of coif
1

n the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Synonyms:
coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle
Types:
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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
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

v arrange attractively

Synonyms:
arrange, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set
curry, dress, groom
give a neat appearance to
Types:
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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
Type of:
groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance
2

n a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law

Type of:
skullcap
rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head

v cover with a coif

Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

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