Origin of chaise loungeby folk etymology ; from chaise longue
(plural chaise lounges)
- (US) chaise longue
- Generally accepted in the US
- The original chaise longue is preferred in the United Kingdom.
American alteration of chaise longue (“long chair”), due to a conflation of French longue (“long”) with English lounge (terms possibly distantly cognate; lounge has uncertain etymology); attested from 19th century.