- a narrow ribbon, esp. one worn around the head to hold the hair in place
- a band of material covering the breasts, as a strapless bikini top
Origin of bandeauFrench from Old French bendel, diminutive of bende, band
nounpl. ban·deaux, or ban·deaus
- A narrow band for the hair.
- a. A garment consisting of a band of fabric that covers the bust, sometimes having removable straps.b. A usually strapless brassiere.
Of, relating to, or being a garment having a band of fabric that covers the bust: a bandeau bikini.
Origin of bandeauFrench from Old French bandel diminutive of bande band, strip ; see band 1.
(plural bandeaux or bandeaus)
From French bandeau, from Old French bandel, diminutive form of bande.