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Quoif (noun)

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Quoif. n.s. [coèffe, Fr.]

  1. Any cap with which the head is covered. See Coif.

                Hence thou sickly quoif,
    Thou art a guard too wanton for the head,
    Which princes, flesh'd with conquest, aim to hit.
    Shakesp.

  2. The cap of a serjeant at law.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2 (72)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quoif (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6733.


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