- a cap that fits the head closely
- a white cap formerly worn by English lawyers, esp. by serjeants-at-law
- the rank of serjeant-at-law
- a thick skullcap formerly worn under a hood of mail
Origin of coifback-form. < coiffure a style of arranging the hair
Origin of coifMiddle English and amp; Old French coife ; from Late Latin cofea, a cap, hood ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to cover with or as with a coif
- to style (the hair)
- to give a coiffure to
- A coiffure.
- A tight-fitting cap worn under a veil, as by nuns.
- A white skullcap formerly worn by English lawyers.
- a. A hood of chain mail or other heavy material, usually worn under a helmet.b. A cervellière.
transitive verbcoifed, coif·ing, coifs
- To arrange or dress (the hair).
- To cover with or as if with a coif.
Origin of coifMiddle English, from Old French coife, from Late Latin cofea, helmet, of Germanic origin.
(third-person singular simple present coifs, present participle coiffing, coifing, simple past and past participle coiffed, coifed)
- To style or arrange hair.