Pompadour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pompadour style women's hair in a pompadour
    • n pompadour a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
    • n Pompadour French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pompadour 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pompadour A head-dress worn by women about the middle of the eighteenth century; also, a mode of dressing the hair by rolling it off the forehead over a cushion, later in use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pompadour pom′pa-dōōr an 18th-century head-dress, a fashion of dressing women's hair by brushing it up from the forehead and rolling it over a cushion: a corsage with low square neck: a pattern for silk, with leaves and flowers pink, blue, and gold.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Marquise de Pompadour, 1721-64.

Usage

In literature:

Time enough when you come out to wear `pompadours,' as you call them.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She was La Pompadour and the Sempronia of Sallust in one, a "voluptuous woman," and a "flame of desire.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
The king paid him great attention, and so did Madame du Pompadour.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
What have you done with Pompadour?
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
But you'll let me pompadour your hair?
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Madame de Pompadour, who was really the head of the French government, had been even more keenly galled.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The guests were met at the door by an exceedingly haughty young woman with a discontented face beneath a huge pompadour of hair.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
And she was still fine, with her black hair dressed in a prominent pompadour, and her figure curbed by the tightness of her Sunday gown.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Madame de Pompadour was more than a patron to him, she was a matron!
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Madame Pompadour herself had no lovelier boudoir than Beatrice.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
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In news:

Theory of a Deadman's Tyler Connolly Imparts Insight Into His Pompadour Hairdo .
Like a grey Elvis pompadour or a balding man's ponytail.
Theory of a Deadman's Tyler Connolly Imparts Insight Into His Pompadour Hairdo.
Conan O'Brien documentary is an intriguing peek behind the scenes and beneath the pompadour .
King-themed events don't come bigger, or more pompadoured, 'round these parts.
Now, we go further in-depth about the awesomeness that is Tyler Connolly 's pompadour.
Celebrities Bring Back the Pompadour (Again.
6 Steps to Recreate Eva Longoria's Pompadour Pony.
Before Kim Jong Il died in December 2011, his trademark pompadour hairdo attracted its share of attention.
6 Steps to Recreate Eva Longoria's Pompadour Pony .
Congrats are in order for pompadoured crooner Bruno Mars.
The Roc -A-Jets were tough, they sported pompadours, and they made the ladies swoon… but they weren't guys.
The Roc-A-Jets were tough, they sported pompadours, and they made the ladies swoon… but they weren't guys.
After a mob-backed card game gets stuck up, a hired hand (played by a pompadoured Brad Pitt) comes to restore order in Killing Them Softly .
Celebrities Bring Back the Pompadour (Again.).
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