[ French dawr-mœz ]

  1. Obsolete. a nightcap.

Origin of dormeuse

1725–35; <French; feminine of dormeur sleeper; see dormant, -euse

Words Nearby dormeuse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dormeuse in a sentence

  • Philip was about to enter his own chaise, when a dormeuse-and-four drove up to the inn-door to change horses.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Touching her resolutely but tenderly, he placed her on the dormeuse beside him.

    The Patriot | Antonio Fogazzaro
  • She made him sit down on the dormeuse at the foot of their bed.

    The Patriot | Antonio Fogazzaro