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pompadour

noun pom·pa·dour \ˈpäm-pə-ˌdr\

: a hairstyle worn especially by men in which the hair is combed into a high mound at the front of the head

Full Definition of POMPADOUR

1
a :  a man's style of hairdressing in which the hair is combed into a high mound in front
b :  a woman's style of hairdressing in which the hair is brushed into a loose full roll around the face
2
:  hair dressed in a pompadour
pom·pa·doured \-ˌdrd\ adjective

Origin of POMPADOUR

Marquise de Pompadour
First Known Use: 1756

Pompadour

biographical name Pom·pa·dour \ˈpäm-pə-ˌdr, -ˌdr\

Definition of POMPADOUR

Madame de 1721–1764 Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson; mistress of Louis XV

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