- 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
Definition for pompadour (2 of 2)
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.
He then stepped over to a hated rival, and ate off about fifteen cents' worth of his large, red, pompadour comb.A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
She touched her pompadour with the back of her hand and tightened the knot of her tie.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
Madame has yawned twice, daintily, behind her Pompadour fan.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for pompadour (1 of 2)
Word Origin for pompadour
British Dictionary definitions for pompadour (2 of 2)
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.