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



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 Originlate 18th cent.: from French, originally ‘nape of the neck’, based on Latin catena ‘chain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chignon