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A roll or knot of hair worn at the back of the head or especially at the nape of the neck.
[French, from Old French chaignon, chain, collar, nape, from Vulgar Latin *catēniō, from Latin catēna, chain.]
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chignon(ˈʃiːnjɒn; French ʃiɲɔ̃)
(Hairdressing & Grooming) an arrangement of long hair in a roll or knot at the back of the head
[C18: from French, from Old French chaignon link, from chaine chain; influenced also by Old French tignon coil of hair, from tigne, moth, from Latin tinea moth]
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a large smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
[1775–85; < French: nape, roll of hair at nape]
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A roll of hair gathered at the back of a woman’s head.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
chignon[ˈʃiːnjɔ̃ːŋ] N → moño m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
chignon[ˈʃiːnjɒn] n (= bun) → chignon m
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
chignon[ˈʃiːnjɒn] n → chignon m inv
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