Chignon meaning

shēn-yŏn, shēnyŏn
A roll or knot of hair worn at the back of the head or especially at the nape of the neck.
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A knot or coil of hair worn at the back of the neck.
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Roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck; a bun.
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Origin of chignon

  • French from Old French chaignon chain, collar, nape from Vulgar Latin catēniō from Latin catēna chain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French chignon.

    From Wiktionary