pompadour

[ pom-puh-dawr, -dohr, -door ]
/ ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər /

noun

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.
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.

Origin of pompadour

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

Definition for pompadour (2 of 2)

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

noun

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