Pompadour

[ pom-puh-dawr, -dohr, -doo r; French pawn-pa-door ]
/ ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər; French pɔ̃ paˈdur /

noun

Marquise deJeanne Antoinette Poisson Le Normant d'Étioles, 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France.
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British Dictionary definitions for marquise de pompadour (1 of 2)

pompadour
/ (ˈpɒmpəˌdʊə) /

noun

an early 18th-century hairstyle for women, having the front hair arranged over a pad to give it greater height and bulk

Word Origin for pompadour

C18: named after the Marquise de Pompadour, who originated it

British Dictionary definitions for marquise de pompadour (2 of 2)

Pompadour
/ (French pɔ̃padur) /

noun

Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745–64), whom she greatly influenced
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