Word of the day–Coif

coif (koif)

noun:

  • a woman’s close-fitting cap,
  • a hoodlike cap worn under a veil by nuns
  • historical a protective metal skullcap worn under armor.
  • short for coiffure.

verb:

  • style or arrange (someone’s hair)
  • to cover or dress with or as if with a coif
  • to arrange (hair) by brushing, combing, or curling, typically in an elaborate way.

15th century   Middle English: from Old French coife ‘headdress,’ from late Latin cofia ‘helmet.’ 

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