AskDefine | Define topknot

Dictionary Definition



1 headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair
2 showy crest or knot of hair or feathers

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a decorative knot of hair on the crown of the head; sometimes having ribbons or feathers
  2. a decorative headdress


a decorative knot of hair on the crown of the head
  • Finnish: nuttura
  • Russian: хохол
  • Ukrainian: чуб, оселедець
a decorative headdress

Extensive Definition

Topknot may refer to:
  • A hairstyle or haircut, historically prevalent in East Asia:
    • Chonmage, a traditional Japanese haircut worn by men
    • Sangtu, a knot of hair that married men of Joseon wore
  • Several species of fishes:

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