Colbert

[kohl-bair for 1; French kawl-ber for 2]
noun
  1. ClaudetteLily Claudette Chauchoin, 1903–96, U.S. actress, born in France.
  2. Jean Bap·tiste [zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/, 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.
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  • Can it be that Richelieu has been given credit for Colbert's virtues?

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • When father told me what Mr. Colbert had proposed, I agreed instantly.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • Mrs. Colbert, however, did not leave me in any doubt as to what she wanted me to do.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • There was considerable coolness between Colbert and me after that.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • I guess the one time I called him Colbert was enough for him.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton


British Dictionary definitions for colbert

Colbert

noun
  1. Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin . 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  2. Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals
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