Origin of chiffonier
Examples from the Web for chiffonnier
Historical Examples of chiffonnier
And as they passed her room he saw still another on the chiffonnier.The Fifth String
John Philip Sousa
This chiffonnier, he says carries in him the stuff of a Diogenes.Old and New Paris, v. 1
Henry Sutherland Edwards
There was no other in it, so she went to the chiffonnier and opened the drawer.The Quaint Companions
"That chiffonnier's basket isn't hitched high enough," she remarked.
Le pre Martin didn't—but, of course, he was only a chiffonnier, and doesn't count.
Word Origin for chiffonier
"piece of furniture with drawers for women's needlework, cloth, etc.," 1806, from French chiffonnier, a transferred use, literally "rag gatherer," from chiffon, diminutive of chiffe "rag, piece of cloth, scrap, flimsy stuff" (see chiffon).