pompadour

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From French Pompadour, after Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764), mistress of Louis XV.

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pompadour (plural pompadours)

  1. A women's hairstyle in which the hair is swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead.
  2. A men's hairstyle of the 1950s.
  3. A crimson or pink colour.
    • 1812, George Shaw, ‎James Francis Stephens, General Zoology: pt. 1. Aves (page 409)
      [] head, neck, and whole under parts fine but very deep crimson or pompadour-colour []

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pompadour (third-person singular simple present pompadours, present participle pompadouring, simple past and past participle pompadoured)

  1. To style hair into a pompadour
    • 1944, Skulda V. Banér, Latchstring Out[1], page 33:
      But by mid-afternoon we had both grown tired of putting on and taking off the clothes my mother and Beata had made for Lillian Russell, and of taking down and pompadouring again the wig Beata had turned backside front so it should be long where ladies' hair was supposed to be long.