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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.

pom·pa·dour

 (pŏm′pə-dôr′)
n.
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.]
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pompadour

(ˈpɒmpəˌdʊə)
n
(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]

Pompadour

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

(ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)

n.
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.
4.
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.

Pom•pa•dour

(ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər)

n.
Marquise de (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson), 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV.
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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"
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Translations

pompadour

n (Hist) → Pompadourfrisur f
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References in classic literature ?
In a large dining room stood the table at which Louis XIV and his mistress Madame Maintenon, and after them Louis XV, and Pompadour, had sat at their meals naked and unattended--for the table stood upon a trapdoor, which descended with it to regions below when it was necessary to replenish its dishes.
She forewent the pomp of the alluring pompadour. She wore no chains, bracelets or lockets.
I mean, until the author of this book encountered the Pompadour, and Lady Castlemaine, and some other executive heads of that kind; these were found so difficult to work into the scheme, that it was judged better to take the other tack in this book (which must be issued this fall), and then go into training and settle the question in another book.
Diana did Anne's front hair in the new pompadour style and Anne tied Diana's bows with the especial knack she possessed; and they experimented with at least half a dozen different ways of arranging their back hair.
Perhaps the little woman thought she might play the part of a Maintenon or a Pompadour.
"Oh, yes," returned the young man, smiling; "on the contrary, I have one, but I expected the count would be tempted by one of the brilliant proposals made him, yet as he has not replied to any of them, I will venture to offer him a suite of apartments in a charming hotel, in the Pompadour style, that my sister has inhabited for a year, in the Rue Meslay."
1721: Madame de Pompadour, infamous mistress of Louis XV, was born in Paris.
Passengers travelling on ultra-long-haul or long-haul flights in First Class and Business Class will receive a luxurious BRIC'S amenity bag created exclusively for Qatar Airways by the Italian luggage brand, in a carefully chosen shade of pink called 'Rose Pompadour', the airline has said in a statement.
Passengers travelling on ultra-long-haul or long-haul flights in First Class and Business Class will receive a luxurious BRIC'S amenity bag created exclusively for Qatar Airways by the stylish Italian luggage brand, in a carefully chosen shade of pink called 'Rose Pompadour'.
Keith Fleming is very comfortable in a giant pompadour wig and Jessica Hardwick is a sparky Roxane.
Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV's chief mistress, gave an immense support to artists and artisans.