- an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead.
- an arrangement of a woman's hair in which it is raised over the forehead in a roll, sometimes over a pad.
- a pink or crimson color.
- any fabric, as cotton or silk, having a design of small pink, blue, and sometimes gold flowers or bouquets on a white background.
- a fabric of the color pompadour, used for garments.
Origin of pompadour
- Marquise deJeanne Antoinette Poisson Le Normant d'Étioles, 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France.
Examples from the Web for pompadour
Cash teased his hair into a pompadour, swiveled his hips, amped up his drawl, and belted out a tune worthy of a quarter million.10 Celebrity Elvis Impersonations
August 16, 2011
Miss Georgie laughed ruefully, and patted her pompadour absent-mindedly.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It would be difficult to say which prated most, he or Pompadour.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
The word "pompedore" or Pompadour was in constant use in that day.Diary of Anna Green Winslow
Anna Green Winslow
"Every one has just arrived from somewhere," said Pompadour, laughing.
"Pompadour, you must take back Monsieur d'Harmental," said the duchess.
- an early 18th-century hairstyle for women, having the front hair arranged over a pad to give it greater height and bulk
- Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745–64), whom she greatly influenced
Word Origin and History for pompadour
1887 as a men's hairstyle; 1899 as a woman's style with the hair swept up over the forehead, in recognition of Jeanne-Antionette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764), mistress of Louis XV from 1745-50, who wore her hair in an upswept style. Used in her lifetime in reference to various fashions, accessories, colors, furniture, etc. The estate of Pompadour is in the Limousin region.