A simple linen cap or bonnet worn by men that covered the hair and tied under the chin. The coif did a good job of keeping the head warm and hair clean, making it a favorite of laborers.
Also used in terms of armour. Click here to learn more.
Related term(s): Hood; Tunic; Doublet; Breeches; Cloak
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 43.