Biedermeier

adjective
Bie·​der·​mei·​er | \ ˈbē-dər-ˌmī(-ə)r How to pronounce Biedermeier (audio) \

Definition of Biedermeier

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

First Known Use of Biedermeier

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Biedermeier

after Gottlieb Biedermeier, satirical name for an uninspired German bourgeois

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The first known use of Biedermeier was in 1899

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“Biedermeier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Biedermeier. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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