Definition of cologne
1 : a perfumed liquid composed of alcohol and fragrant oils
2 : a cream or paste of cologne sometimes formed into a semisolid stick
colognedplay \kə-ˈlōnd\ adjective
Examples of cologne in a Sentence
She put on some cologne and combed her hair.
a TV commercial for men's cologne
TV commercials for men's colognes.
Recent Examples of cologne from the Web
The suspect also took coffee, sugar and cologne, according to police.
His wooden bed frame and dresser hold his collection of colognes, baseball caps, and Chicago Bears, Bulls and Cubs posters propped up on his white walls.
Every other day the floors are washed with a very diluted solution of Pomelo cologne.
My Banana Republic T-shirt was drenched with sweat smelling of Givenchy cologne.
Orange Blossom mixes with water lily, orris, and balsamic vetiver for a sharp and fresh floral scent while Tuberose Angelica is a richer cologne that blends white florals and angelica with warmer notes of amberwood.
Personal care products, including cologne, accounted for $888 million, slightly edging out home improvement supplies at $885 million.
The bit actually aired in April, but O'Brien re-shared it on Tuesday, calling the cologne the perfect gift for Father's Day.
There's nothing worse than having your favorite perfume or cologne tossed unceremoniously into a garbage can at airport security.
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Origin and Etymology of cologne
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
COLOGNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cologne for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of cologne for Students
: a perfumed liquid made up of alcohol and fragrant oils
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