American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A quilt, usually with a washable cover, that may be used in place of a bedspread and top sheet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quilt or comfortable stuffed with swans' down or eider-down.
- n. UK, New Zealand A thick, padded quilt used instead of blankets.
- n. US A cover for a quilt or comforter.
- n. a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- French, down, from Old French, alteration of dumet, diminutive of dum, dun, from Old Norse dūnn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sharing the duvet is a fair price to pay for having someone around to look after, who looks after you, too.”
“A thin duvet of the same pattern rested at the foot of the bed and the pillows at the top were in a darker but similar shade of blue.”
“Still, I've never seen a comforter itself called a duvet or down in English in Russian there is a word пуховик, meaning just that”
“Maybe, you know, it’s what we call a duvet ad that covers the whole thing.”
“It’s in a nice, warm spot, and the duvet is soft and comfortable.”
“And then I find myself burrowing under what the English would call a duvet and the Americans would call a comforter.”
“Fitted sheets, top sheets, pillowcases, and something called a duvet.”
“I just love bedding, especially when the pillowcases aren't the same pattern as the top or bottom sheets and the duvet is a completely different, yet coordinating, fabric altogether.”
“Our duvet is a beautiful lighter gray - and I want to keep it in the black / gray / white family.”
“I mean Amber did tell her BF that they had a special toilet just for men to wash their members in called a duvet … you can't make this sh*t up.”
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