1) A type of cap, usually for a woman, to be worn indoors or under a bonnet.

This word had a number of related meanings, most of them associated with caps of one sort or another. It occurs in contexts which indicate that it was usually a woman’s cap, of the kind that was worn indoors or under a bonnet: 1622 six coifes value 6d

two bandes value 6d, Malton

1699 a apron, a band, a quoife, a pinner, West Riding.

spellings quoif
dates 1622 1699

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