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Pompadour definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764) [syn: Pompadour, Marquise de Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson]
2: a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead v
1: style women's hair in a pompadour

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Marquise de Pompadour Date: 1756 1. a. a man's style of hairdressing in which the hair is combed into a high mound in front b. a woman's style of hairdressing in which the hair is brushed into a loose full roll around the face 2. hair dressed in a pompadour pompadoured adjective

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Madame de 1721-1764 Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson; mistress of Louis XV

Britannica Concise

French mistress of Louis XV. Educated in art and literature, she married Charles-Guillaume Le Normant d' toiles in 1741 and became admired by Parisian society and by the king, who installed her at Versailles as his mistress in 1745. She obtained a separation from her husband and was created marquise de Pompadour. She, the king, and her brother, appointed director of the king's buildings, planned and built the cole Militaire and the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Petit Trianon palace at Versailles, and many other buildings. She and Louis also encouraged painters, sculptors, and craftsmen, making her 20 years in power the height of artistic taste. Her political influence was less astute; the alliance with Austria against the German Protestant princes that she urged led to the disastrous Seven Years' War.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a woman's hairstyle with the hair in a high turned-back roll round the face. Etymology: f. Marquise de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV of France d. 1764

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pompadour Pom"pa*dour, n. A crimson or pink color; also, a style of dress cut low and square in the neck; also, a mode of dressing the hair by drawing it straight back from the forehead over a roll; -- so called after the Marchioness de Pompadour of France. Also much used adjectively.



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