fontange

noun fon·tange \fōⁿtääⁿzh\
variants: or

fontanges

\fōⁿtääⁿzh\

Definition of fontange

plural

fontanges

\"\
  1. :  commode 1

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of fontange

French fontange, after Marie Angélique de Scorraille de Roussilles, duchess of Fontanges †1681 French mistress of Louis XIV


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fontange? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!