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 (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]


(French pɔ̃padur)
(Biography) Marquise de, title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France (1745–64), whom she greatly influenced


(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•doured`, adj.


(ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)

Marquise de (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson), 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pompadour - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)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
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Verb1.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
References in classic literature ?
She wore her hair now in an enormous pompador and had discarded the blue ribbon bows of auld lang syne, but her face was as freckled, her nose as snubbed, and her mouth and smiles as wide as ever.
This Theodora flaunted, and none otherwise/La Pompador and Lais gone to dust.
All are wearing classic Crow pipe holder shirts, the longer loop necklaces popular by this time, and hairdos with front pompadors.