Pompadour definition

pŏmpə-dôr
A woman's hairstyle formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead into a high, turned-back roll.
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A man's hairstyle with the hair brushed up from the forehead.
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Mistress of Louis XV of France. She was a patron of the arts and exercised considerable political influence at court.
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A woman's hairdo in which the hair is swept up high from the forehead, usually over a roll.
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A man's hairdo in which the hair is brushed up high from the forehead.
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(person) (born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson) 1721-64; mistress of Louis XV.
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A women's hairstyle in which the hair is swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead.
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A men's hairstyle of the 1950s.
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A crimson or pink colour.
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To style hair into a pompadour.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pompadour
Plural:
pompadours

Origin of pompadour

  • After the Marquise de Pompadour

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary