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fauteuil

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noun fau·teuil \fō-ˈtœy; ˈfō-ˌtil\

Definition of fauteuil

plural fauteuils \fō-ˈtœy; -ˌtilz\

  1. :  armchair; especially :  an upholstered chair with open arms



Origin of fauteuil

French, from Old French faudestuel, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German faltistuol folding chair — more at faldstool


First Known Use: 1744


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