Definition of Chignon

1. Noun. A roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck.

Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle



Definition of Chignon

1. n. A knot, boss, or mass of hair, natural or artificial, worn by a woman at the back of the head.

Definition of Chignon

1. Noun. roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck; a bun ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chignon

1. a woman's hairdo [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chignon

chiffonade
chiffonades
chiffonier
chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai
chigetais
chigger
chigger flower
chiggerflower
chiggers
chignon (current term)
chignoned
chignons
chigoe
chigoe flea
chigoes
chigre
chigres
chik
chikara
chikara gami
chikara mizu
chikaras
chikhor

Literary usage of Chignon

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1. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"Treatment consists in washing in antiseptics and such solvents as benzine or ether. III.-chignon SYNONYMS : chignon Fungus, ..."

2. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"chignon disease" (chignon fungus), described by Beigel and T. Fox, is an identical condition. Fio. 178 Piedra nostras. ..."

3. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"chignon Disease.—Beigel has suggested this name for a condition which sometimes affects the hair on wigs and toupees, and which is characterized by the ..."

4. The Secrets of the Great City: A Work Descriptive of the Virtues and the by James Dabney McCabe (1868)
"... whose poverty and sufferings are known only to the eye that sees all things. A ROMANCE OF A chignon. Many a fine lady, as she pauses in her ..."

5. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"... filling up the outline. and the size of the chignon, forgetting the wide distinction of morals, ignoring ' Adam Bede' and ' John Halifax,' should select ..."

6. Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of the Great: Together with Numerous Anecdotes by Charles Anthony Shriner (1918)
"Bismarck bonnet was the "last cry," for there came the Bismarck chignon, which compelled the ladies to dye their hair the fashionable hue.—VIZETELLY. ..."

7. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Treatment.—Thorough cleansing with soap and water, followed by the application of a parasiticide, is recommended, with shaving if necessary. chignon Fungus ..."

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