a shade, usually translucent or opaque, for shielding the glare of a light source in a lamp or for directing the light to a particular area.

Nearby words

  1. lamppost,
  2. lamprey,
  3. lamprophonic,
  4. lamprophony,
  5. lamprophyre,
  6. lampworking,
  7. lampyrid,
  8. lamster,
  9. lamus,
  10. lamut

Origin of lampshade

First recorded in 1840–50; lamp + shade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for lamp-shade



also lampshade, 1829, from lamp + shade (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper