Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Entry: chignon (n.)


In context: "In Watertown he tried to pawn his fine auburn wig w/ removable chignon and was cursed at in Armenian because the wig had infestations from his own hair below."

Definition: A large coil or hump of hair, usually folded round a pad, which has, at various times (e.g. c1780, c1870), been worn by women on the nape of the neck or back of the head.

Other: Of course you're curious too!  Unfortunately I couldn't find a YouTube video of Armenian curses, so this list will have to do.  (Extremely not-safe-for-work.  These curses aren't folksy 'darns' and 'shucks'.)

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 301
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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