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Definition of chignon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chignon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃiːnjɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃiːnjɑːn//
 
(from French) Describing hair
 
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a style for women’s hair in which the hair is pulled back and twisted into a smooth knot at the back long hair worn in a chignon See related entries: Describing hair Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, originally ‘nape of the neck’, based on Latin catena ‘chain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chignon