Definition of quiff in English:

quiff

Syllabification: quiff
Pronunciation: /kwif
 
/

noun

chiefly British
A piece of hair, especially on a man, brushed upward and backward from the forehead.
More example sentences
  • The second man was about 5ft 5in, in his mid 20s, of slim build and with black hair in a quiff.
  • A slip of a man, he is a little bit glam, a little bit rock 'n' roll and he sports a rooster-type quiff hairdo.
  • A South African man with a big floppy quiff is ordering a very complex lunch.

Origin

late 19th century (originally denoting a lock of hair plastered down on the forehead, especially as worn by soldiers): of unknown origin.

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