[foh-til; French foh-tœ-yuh]

noun, plural fau·teuils [foh-tilz; French foh-tœ-yuh] /ˈfoʊ tɪlz; French foʊˈtœ yə/.

French Furniture. an upholstered armchair, especially one with open sides.

Compare bergère.

Origin of fauteuil

1735–45; < French; Old French faldestoel, faudestueil < Old Low Franconian *faldistôl; see faldstool
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an armchair, the sides of which are not upholstered

Word Origin for fauteuil

C18: from French, from Old French faudestuel, folding chair, of Germanic origin; see faldstool
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