Duvet meaning

do͝o-vā', dyo͝o-
The definition of a duvet is a soft quilt filled with feathers, down or synthetic materials that has a cover and is used instead of a comforter on a bed.

A down quilt is an example of a duvet.

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A quilt, usually with a washable cover, that may be used in place of a bedspread and top sheet.
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A style of comforter, often filled with down, having a slipcover and used in place of a top sheet and blankets.
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(UK, New Zealand) A thick, padded quilt used instead of blankets.
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(US) A cover for a quilt or comforter.
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Origin of duvet

  • French down from Old French alteration of dumet diminutive of dum, dun from Old Norse dūnn
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French duvet, from Middle French, from Old French duvet (“down, the feathers of young birds”), alteration of dumet, dumect, from Old French dum, dun (“down, feathers”), from Old Norse dúnn (“down, down feather”), from Proto-Germanic *dūnaz (“down”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (“to smoke, fume, raise dust”). Cognate with Icelandic dúnn (“down”), Danish dun (“down”), German Daune (“down”). More at down.
    From Wiktionary