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Pom·pa·dour(pŏm′pə-dôr′, -do͝or′, pôN-pä-do͞or′), Marquise de Title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721-1764.
Mistress of Louis XV of France. She was a patron of the arts and exercised considerable political influence at court.
1. A hairstyle formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead into a high, turned-back roll, sometimes using a rat.
2. A hairstyle with the hair brushed back from the forehead to stand straight up without parting.
[After the Marquise de Pompadour.]
(Hairdressing & Grooming) an early 18th-century hairstyle for women, having the front hair arranged over a pad to give it greater height and bulk
[C18: named after the Marquise de Pompadour, who originated it]
(Biography) Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745–64), whom she greatly influenced
pom•pa•dour(ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)
1. an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead.
2. an arrangement of a woman's hair in which it is raised over the forehead and often the temples in a roll, sometimes over a pad.
3. a pink or crimson color.
a. any fabric, as cotton or silk, having a design of small pink, blue, and sometimes gold flowers or bouquets on a white background.
b. a fabric of the color pompadour, used for garments.
[1745–55; after the Marquise de Pompadour]
Pom•pa•dour(ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)
Marquise de (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson), 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV.
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|Noun||1.||Pompadour - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)|
|2.||pompadour - a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead|
|Verb||1.||pompadour - style women's hair in a pompadour|
style - make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
n (Hist) → Pompadourfrisur f