quoif
Coif Coif (koif or kw[aum]f), n. [OF. coife, F. coiffe, LL. cofea, cuphia, fr. OHG. kuppa, kuppha, miter, perh. fr. L. cupa tub. See {Cup}, n.; but cf. also {Cop}, {Cuff} the article of dress, {Quoif}, n.] 1. A cap. Specifically: (a) A close-fitting cap covering the sides of the head, like a small hood without a cape. (b) An official headdress, such as that worn by certain judges in England. [Written also {quoif}.] [1913 Webster]

From point and saucy ermine down To the plain coif and russet gown. --H. Brocke. [1913 Webster]

The judges, . . . althout they are not of the first magnitude, nor need be of the degree of the coif, yet are they considerable. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. a {coiffure}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Quoif — (kwoif or koif), n. & v. t. See {Coif}. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quoif — /koif/ same as ↑coif * * * quoif(e, quoiff, quoiffure obs. ff. coif, coiffure n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quoif — see Coif …   Medieval glossary

  • quoife — quoif(e, quoiff, quoiffure obs. ff. coif, coiffure n …   Useful english dictionary

  • quoiff — quoif(e, quoiff, quoiffure obs. ff. coif, coiffure n …   Useful english dictionary

  • quoiffure — quoif(e, quoiff, quoiffure obs. ff. coif, coiffure n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coif — (koif or kw[aum]f), n. [OF. coife, F. coiffe, LL. cofea, cuphia, fr. OHG. kuppa, kuppha, miter, perh. fr. L. cupa tub. See {Cup}, n.; but cf. also {Cop}, {Cuff} the article of dress, {Quoif}, n.] 1. A cap. Specifically: (a) A close fitting cap… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quoiffure — Quoif fure (kwoif f[ u]r or koif f[ u]r), n. See {Coiffure}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French language — French La langue française Pronunciation [fʁɑ̃sɛ] Spoken in See below Native speakers 68 million (2005) …   Wikipedia

  • Quaif — This most interesting and unusual name is of Old French origin, introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. Indeed, some members of the Quaif(e) or Coyfe family claim descent from a Coyfe who came over with the Conqueror,… …   Surnames reference

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