Definitions for quiff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quiff(noun)

    a prominent forelock (especially one brushed upward from the forehead)


  1. quiff(Noun)

    crafty move, dodge

  2. Origin: Origin uncertain; perhaps from coif.


  1. Quiff

    The quiff is a hairstyle that combines the 1950s pompadour hairstyle, the 50s flattop, and sometimes a mohawk. The etymology of the word is uncertain but may derive from the French word "coiffe" which can mean either a hairstyle or, going further back, the mail knights wore over their heads and under their helmets. The hairstyle was a staple in the British 'Teddy Boy' movement, but became popular again in Europe in the early 1980s and is currently facing a resurgence in popularity.


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