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coiffeur (n.)

"hair-dresser," 1817, a French word in English "affected by fashionable or artistic hair-dressers, and their patrons" [OED], from French coiffeur "hairdresser," agent noun from coiffer "to dress hair," from Old French coife, originally, "inner part of the helmet" (see coif (n.)). A woman hairdresser would be properly a coiffeuse.

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