Meaning of coif


Pronunciation: (koif), [key]
— n.
  1. a hood-shaped cap, usually of white cloth and with extended sides, worn beneath a veil, as by nuns.
  2. any of various hoodlike caps, varying through the centuries in shape and purpose, worn by men and women.
  3. a cap similar to a skullcap, formerly worn by sergeants at law.
  4. a covering for the head and neck, made of leather, padded cloth, or mail.
  5. the rank or position of a sergeant at law.
  1. to cover or dress with or as with a coif.


Pronunciation: (kwäf, koif), [key]
— n., v.t.
  1. coiffure (defs. 1, 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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