ban·​deau ban-ˈdō How to pronounce bandeau (audio)
plural bandeaux also bandeaus ban-ˈdōz How to pronounce bandeau (audio)
: a fillet or band especially for the hair
: brassiere
also : a band-shaped covering for the breasts

Examples of bandeau in a Sentence

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Word History


French, diminutive of bande

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bandeau was in 1706

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“Bandeau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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