cologne

noun
co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce cologne (audio) \

Definition of cologne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a perfumed liquid composed of alcohol and fragrant oils
2 : a cream or paste of cologne sometimes formed into a semisolid stick

Cologne

geographical name
Co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce Cologne (audio) \
variants: or German Köln \ ˈkœln How to pronounce Köln (audio) \

Definition of Cologne (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Rhine River in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany population 1,005,775

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Other Words from cologne

Noun

cologned \ kə-​ˈlōnd How to pronounce cologned (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cologne in a Sentence

Noun She put on some cologne and combed her hair. a TV commercial for men's cologne TV commercials for men's colognes.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun One of Boudin’s clients, Kenneth Humphrey, was held on a bail of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for allegedly threatening an elderly neighbor and stealing a five-dollar bottle of cologne. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "How Far Will California Take Criminal-Justice Reform?," 5 Oct. 2019 According to the police report of an August 2017 incident, Kyriss accused Brown of throwing a bottle of cologne and a bottle of lotion at her during an argument, then leaving for a preseason game. Robert Klemko, SI.com, "There’s More History to Antonio Brown’s History," 16 Sep. 2019 For instance, Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsie Kyriss, told police in 2017 that Brown had thrown a bottle of cologne at her during an argument. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Legal Impact of the Newest Accusations Against Antonio Brown," 16 Sep. 2019 Fashion brand Dior released a video advertisement Friday morning for its cologne, Sauvage, featuring a Native American dancer in ceremonial garb, including a feathered headdress. NBC News, "Dior accused of racism, cultural appropriation for new 'Sauvage' cologne ad," 30 Aug. 2019 At the time, the suspect was described as a slender white male with brown hair, a strong cologne and a heavy Southern accent, said Officer Tyler Reik, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "A woman woke up to a stranger assaulting her in 1983. A DNA match finally leads to an arrest," 18 Aug. 2019 At the time, the suspect was described as a slender white male with brown hair, a strong cologne and a heavy Southern accent, said Officer Tyler Reik, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "A woman woke up to a stranger assaulting her in 1983. A DNA match finally led to an arrest," 18 Aug. 2019 Which is when Jayce blows in on a gust of cologne and drapes his arm over her shoulders. Veronica Chambers, New York Times, "Viewfinders: 10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos," 28 June 2019 With a subscription, your dad can pick out any cologne in Scentbird’s significant collection. Simona Matovic, oregonlive, "Give Dad a gift that keeps on giving | Best Father’s Day subscription boxes," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of cologne

Noun

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cologne

Noun

Cologne, Germany

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The first known use of cologne was in 1832

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Last Updated

13 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cologne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cologne. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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cologne

noun
How to pronounce Cologne (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cologne

: a liquid that has a light, pleasant smell and that people put on their skin : a light kind of perfume that does not have a strong smell

cologne

noun
co·​logne | \ kə-ˈlōn How to pronounce cologne (audio) \

Kids Definition of cologne

: a perfumed liquid made up of alcohol and fragrant oils

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