Chippendale

play
adjective Chip·pen·dale \ˈchi-pən-ˌdāl\

Definition of Chippendale

  1. :  of or relating to an 18th century English furniture style characterized by graceful outline and often ornate rococo ornamentation

Origin and Etymology of chippendale

Thomas Chippendale


First Known Use: 1876


Chippendale

play
biographical name Chip·pen·dale \ˈchi-pən-ˌdāl\

Definition of Chippendale

  1. Thomas 1718–1779 English cabinetmaker


Learn More about chippendale


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Chippendale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!