noun ber·gère \ber-ˈzher, bər-\
variants: or less commonly


\ber-ˈzher, bər-\

Definition of bergère

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

Origin and Etymology of bergère

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

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