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quiff 1

 (kwĭf)
n. Chiefly British
A tuft of hair, especially a forelock.

[Origin unknown.]

quiff 2

 (kwĭf)
n.
A woman regarded as promiscuous.

[Origin unknown.]
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quiff

(kwɪf)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) Brit a prominent tuft of hair, esp one brushed up above the forehead
[C19: of unknown origin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quiff - a prominent forelock (especially one brushed upward from the forehead)
forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
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Translations

quiff

[kwɪf] Ncopete 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

quiff

[ˈkwɪf] n (mainly British) (= hairstyle) → banane f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

quiff

n (esp Brit) → Stirnlocke f, → Tolle f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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