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tignon

Syllabification: ti·gnon
Pronunciation: /ˈtēyôN, tēˈyôN
 
/

Definition of tignon in English:

noun

A piece of cloth worn as a turban headdress by Creole women from Louisiana.
Example sentences
  • The woman wore a tignon of brightly colored madras cotton and a dark kersey shawl over a long dress of coarse linen.
  • These women fought the new restriction by wearing elaborately designed and brilliantly colored tignons.
  • In response, Creole women used their sense of style to devise elaborate tignons or head wraps, which emphasized their attractiveness.

Origin

Louisana French, from French tigne, dialect variant of teigne 'moth'.

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