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Of or relating to a type of furniture developed in Germany during the first half of the 19th century and modeled after French Empire styles.
[After Gottlieb Biedermeier, the unsophisticated imaginary author of poems written by Ludwig Eichrodt (1827-1892) and others.]
1. (Furniture) of or relating to a decorative and furnishing style in mid-19th-century Germany, characterized by solidity and conventionality
2. boringly conventional in outlook; bourgeois
[C19: after Gottlieb Biedermeier, a fictitious character portrayed as a conventional unimaginative bourgeois and the author of poems actually written by several satirical poets]
Bie•der•mei•er(ˈbi dərˌmaɪ ər)
of or designating a style of furniture and decoration popular in German-speaking areas in the early to middle 19th century, generally a simplification of French Directoire and Empire styles.
[1900–05; after Gottlieb Biedermeier]
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