bergère

noun
ber·​gère | \ ber-ˈzher How to pronounce bergère (audio) , bər- \
variants: or less commonly bergere

Definition of bergère

: an upholstered armchair of an 18th century style having an exposed wood frame

First Known Use of bergère

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bergère

French, literally, shepherdess, feminine of berger shepherd, from Old French bergier, from Vulgar Latin *berbicarius, from L. vervec-, vervex, verbex, berbex wether

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“Bergère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berg%C3%A8re. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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