pompadour

Part of speech: noun

A style of arranging the hair by brushing it straight up from the forehead; named from Marquise de Pompadour ( 1721 - 1764), mistress of Louis XV.

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Usage examples "pompadour":

  1. In the Eighteenth Century when the Regent Philip, and then La Pompadour, set the mode, things greatly altered. - "The Tapestry Book", Helen Churchill Candee.
  2. Why has he not brought me a letter from the Duc de Choiseul or the Marquise de Pompadour? - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  3. That formidable order had offended Madame de Pompadour by a refusal to recognise her power and position,- a manly policy, as creditable to their moral vigour as it was contrary to the maxims which had made them powerful. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.