ber·​gère ber-ˈzher How to pronounce bergère (audio)
variants or less commonly bergere
: an upholstered armchair of an 18th century style having an exposed wood frame

Word History


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

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bergère was in 1762

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Cite this Entry

“Bergère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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