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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law; The arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair) v. - Arrange attractively; Cover with a skullcap.

Usage examples (34)
  • The coif was a ubiquitous white skullcap worn throughout the Middle Ages.
  • A lady wore a close-fitting white linen cap, called a coif, to cover her hair.
  • Hairspray-attracted every imaginable kind of coif, all getting a little higher and harder as the raves poured in.
  • The guy with the perfect coif and false eyelashes? for more
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