chignon

[ sheen-yon, sheen-yuhn; French shee-nyawn ]SEE DEFINITION OF chignon

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The hood resting on the edge of her chignon formed a kind of Phrygian cap.

She was thinking abruptly, unhappily, about that chignon she had bought yesterday.

Dotty was giving an extra touch to her chignon, and Prudy trying on her cap.

Mrs. Tripp tossed her chignon and descended a step of the stairs.

Some deal in human hair, which is used by native females as a chignon.

It is of about as much use to him as a chignon, and he knows as much what to do with it, for any other purpose.

Above the knot or chignon they each displayed a bunch of fresh roses.

I request, Mr. Chignon, you will devote your ambition to your own part of the compliment.

Place a net of pearl or gilt beads over the Chignon, as in cut.

She had taken that chignon for a pillow, and fastened it to the back of the seat.

WORD ORIGIN

"knot or coil of hair worn at the back of the neck," from French chignon "nape of the neck," from Old French chaignon "iron collar, shackles, noose" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *catenionem (nominative *catenio), from Latin catena "chain, fetter, restraint" (see chain (n.)). Popular 1780s, 1870s, 1940s. Form influenced in French by tignon "coil of hair."

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nouncut, style of a head of hair
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