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pompadour

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noun pom·pa·dour \ˈpäm-pə-ˌdȯr\

Simple Definition of pompadour

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pompadour

  1. 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. 2 :  hair dressed in a pompadour

pompadoured play \-ˌdȯrd\ adjective

Did You Know?

The Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of the French King Louis XV, exerted much influence over French tastes in the mid-18th century. The Marquise continues to exert linguistic influence on English, and not only through the hairdos styled after her. Pompadour is also used (though now rarely) for a pink or crimson fabric and for a textile design of small printed or woven floral effects. It's also the name of a small South American bird that is bright reddish-purple with white wings.

Origin of pompadour

Marquise de Pompadour


First Known Use: 1756


Pompadour

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biographical name Pom·pa·dour \ˈpäm-pə-ˌdȯr, -ˌdu̇r\

Definition of Pompadour

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





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