chiffonier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chiffonier a tall elegant chest of drawers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chiffonier A movable and ornamental closet or piece of furniture with shelves or drawers.
    • Chiffonier A receptacle for rags or shreds.
    • Chiffonier One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chiffonier an ornamental cupboard:
    • n Chiffonier (Fr.) a rag-picker
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chiffonnier, fem. chiffonnière, fr. chiffon, rag, fr. chiffe, a rag, flimsy cloth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—chiffe, rag.

Usage

In literature:

A lady customer asked to see some chiffoniers.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
Each contained a single bed, a desk, and a chiffonier, and also a small clothing closet.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
Donald opened a drawer in the chiffonier and took out a small and obviously cheap glazed blue-and-white vase.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
This done he studied himself in the glass of the chiffonier and was deeply pleased.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
A bit of yellow paper on the chiffonier brought Wallie to his full sense as his eyes fell upon it.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
Then he rushed to his chiffonier.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
Suddenly she slipped from Marjorie's encircling arm and leaned against the chiffonier, covering her face with her hands.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Edna was placing the sketches in one of the empty drawers of the chiffonier.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
She was bending over the drawer of the chiffonier while she robbed it of its contents.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
He laid it on the chiffonier before answering.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
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