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    Braided coiffure.

    "Her hair was braided."

    "She had braided coiffure."

    "She had a braid."

    Please check.

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    Re: Braided coiffure.

    There is no need to use such a formal and somewhat old-fashioned word as "coiffure" in the 21st century!

    Her hair was braided.
    She had braided hair.
    She had braids.
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    #3

    Re: Braided coiffure.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There is no need to use such a formal and somewhat old-fashioned word as "coiffure" in the 21st century!

    Her hair was braided.
    She had braided hair.
    She had braids.
    Can we also say "She had a braid?"

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    Re: Braided coiffure.

    Yes, if all her hair is gathered together into one braid. In BrE, they're called "plaits".

    She has plaits.
    She has a plait.
    Her hair is in a plait.
    Her hair is in plaits.
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    Re: Braided coiffure.

    Click here to see braids.

    Change the headword to 'plait' and many of the same images appear.

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    Re: Braided coiffure.

    I didn't realise for years that "plaits" (BrE) were "braids" (AmE). I always associated braids with the cornrows popular in the Caribbean and in African countries.
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    #7

    Re: Braided coiffure.

    I learned that the words are synonyms from this thread. I'm not sure what I thought plaits​ were exactly, but I didn't equate them with braids.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Braided coiffure.

    I thought a "plait" was something that you "s'il vous."

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    Re: Braided coiffure.

    That's a plaît. Entirely unrelated! What's more, something else plaît​s you. Harumph.
    I am not a teacher.

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