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Biedermeier

Biedermeier

adjective Bie·der·mei·er \ˈbē-dər-ˌmī(-ə)r\

Definition of BIEDERMEIER

:  of a style of unostentatious furniture and interior decoration popular especially with the middle class in early 19th century Germany

Origin of BIEDERMEIER

after Gottlieb Biedermeier, satirical name for an uninspired German bourgeois
First Known Use: 1905

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