chaise longue

[sheyz lawng, cheyz; French shez lawng]

noun, plural chaise longues, French chaises longues [shez lawng] /ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/.

a chair, with or without arms, for reclining, having a seat lengthened to form a complete leg rest and sometimes an adjustable back.

Also chaise lounge [sheyz lounj, cheyz] /ˈʃeɪz ˈlaʊndʒ, ˈtʃeɪz/.

Origin of chaise longue

1790–1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology
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chaise longue

noun plural chaise longues or chaises longues (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ, French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)

a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest

Word Origin for chaise longue

C19: from French: long chair
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