from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman's hairstyle formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead into a high, turned-back roll.
  • noun A man's hairstyle with the hair brushed up from the forehead.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woman's hairstyle.
  • noun A man's hairstyle of the 1950s.
  • noun A crimson or pink colour.
  • verb To style hair into a pompadour

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb style women's hair in a pompadour
  • noun French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
  • noun a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Marquise de Pompadour.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Pompadour, after Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764), mistress of Louis XV.


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