chaise lounge

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃeɪzˈlaʊndʒ/, /tʃeɪzˈlaʊndʒ/, /tʃeɪsˈlaʊndʒ/

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

chaise lounge (plural chaise lounges)

  1. (US) chaise longue

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally accepted in the US
  • The original chaise longue is preferred in the United Kingdom.

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