coiffeur vs coiffure : Common Errors in English

About coiffeur vs coiffure

The guy who does your hair is a “coiffeur,” just as the person who drives a car is a “chauffeur,” and a restaurant owner is a “restaurateur.” The -eur suffix occurs regularly in occupation names which we have borrowed from the French. In French all of these would be male, though Americans often refer to female restaurateurs and chauffeurs. But it less acceptable to refer to a female hairdresser as a coiffeur.When the coiffeur has finished, the end product—your hairdo—is your “coiffure.”

coiffeur Meaning(s)

  • (n) a man hairdresser

coiffure Meaning(s)

  • (n) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
  • (v) arrange attractively

coiffure in News

  • Remembering Andrew Crabtree

    Andrew Crabtree was everywhere. Even if you didn’t know his name, perhaps you knew him as the man who began college with no hair and ended his first semester with a handsome beard and coiffure. The next year, you might have spotted a man with completely white hair.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: The Daily Tar Heel

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