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pompadour

1

[ pom-puh-dawr, -dohr, -door ]

noun

  1. an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead.
  2. an arrangement of a woman's hair in which it is raised over the forehead in a roll, sometimes over a pad.
  3. a pink or crimson color.
  4. Textiles.
    1. any fabric, as cotton or silk, having a design of small pink, blue, and sometimes gold flowers or bouquets on a white background.
    2. a fabric of the color pompadour, used for garments.


Pompadour

2

[ pom-puh-dawr, -dohr, -door; French pawn-pa-door ]

noun

  1. Marquise de Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Le Normant d'Étioles, 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France.

Pompadour

1

/ pɔ̃padur /

noun

  1. Pompadour, Marquise de17211764FFrenchMISC: mistress Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745–64), whom she greatly influenced


pompadour

2

/ ˈpɒmpəˌdʊə /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pompadour1

First recorded in 1745–55; named after the Marquise de Pompadour

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pompadour1

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

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Example Sentences

By these standards, Eric Schneiderman is a mere fly buzzing around a thatch-roofed pompadour.

In 1745, Louis XV took as mistress one of the most notorious celebrities in all of Europe, the Marquise de 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.

The balustrade of a balcony in garlands a la Pompadour concealed the roof; only the lead cornices were visible.

Mrs. Wilbur Edes, although small, was masterly in everything, from waving a pompadour to conducting theatricals.

Tall as Wilbur Edes was, he was overshadowed by that immaculate blond pompadour and that plumed picture hat.

She mechanically passed the yellow comb into her hair, without looking into the Pompadour mirror.

It absolutely makes me shudder and reflect; but après nous le déluge was La Pompadour's maxim, and should be ours.

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