Watteau

adjective
Wat·​teau | \(ˌ)wä-ˈtō \

Definition of Watteau 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 of a hat : shallow-crowned and having a wide brim turned up at the back to hold flower trimmings

2 of women's dress : having back pleats falling loosely from neckline to hem

Watteau

biographical name
Wat·​teau | \wä-ˈtō, vä-\

Definition of Watteau (Entry 2 of 2)

(Jean-) Antoine 1684–1721 French painter

First Known Use of Watteau

Adjective

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Watteau

Adjective

Antoine Watteau

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