duvet

[ doo-vey, dyoo- ]
/ duˈveɪ, dyu- /

noun

a usually down-filled quilt, often with a removable cover; comforter.

Nearby words

  1. duvalier, françois,
  2. duvalier, jean-claude,
  3. duve,
  4. duveneck,
  5. duveneck, frank,
  6. duvet day,
  7. duvetyn,
  8. duvida,
  9. dux,
  10. duxbury

Origin of duvet

1750–60; < French: down (plumage), Middle French, alteration of dumet, derivative of Old French dumOld Norse dūnn down2

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British Dictionary definitions for duvet

duvet

/ (ˈduːveɪ) /

noun

another name for continental quilt
Also called: duvet jacket a down-filled jacket used esp by mountaineers

Word Origin for duvet

C18: from French, from earlier dumet, from Old French dum down ²

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Word Origin and History for duvet

duvet

n.

1758, from French duvet "down," earlier dumet, diminutive of dum "down."

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