American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman's hairstyle formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead into a high, turned-back roll.
- n. A man's hairstyle with the hair brushed up from the forehead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A head-dress worn by women about the middle of the eighteenth century; also, a mode of dressing the hair by rolling it off the forehead over a cushion, later in use.
- n. A woman's hairstyle.
- n. A man's hairstyle of the 1950s.
- n. A crimson or pink colour.
- v. To style hair into a pompadour
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A crimson or pink color; also, a style of dress cut low and square in the neck; also, a mode of dressing the hair by drawing it straight back from the forehead over a roll; -- so called after the Marchioness de
Pompadourof France. Also much used adjectively.
- v. style women's hair in a pompadour
- n. French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
- n. a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
- From Pompadour, after Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764), mistress of Louis XV. (Wiktionary)
- After the Marquise de Pompadour. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That a girl barely fourteen should have decided views on the subject of dress, and insist upon wearing what she called a pompadour and having her belts extremely pointed in front, was surprising to Aunt”
“On second look, what I thought was a huge pompadour is in fact just his cap.”
“Search hairstyle hair piled high swooped back and discover that this is called a "pompadour.”
“The origins of the name pompadour are as difficult to pin down as the color.”
“The dark closely cropped hair, worn in the so-called pompadour or military style, the pale, saturnine features, the manner and general bearing all loudly proclaimed his Gallic nationality.”
“Derek, once again, has an enormous pompadour, which is really adorable on him.”
“Her pompadour is a wet-felted wool ball that I glued white Curly Hair ™ to, then trimmed back, and added blush.”
“NCIS' Michael Weatherly has been growing his hair to the "pompadour" look he sported back in 2003 for a March episode that explores the origins of his Agent DiNozzo.”
“The Exis got them in the habit of wearing what I suppose you could call a pompadour, and to my mind, that didn’t sit well with their overall look.”
“She was dressed in a simple gray cotton frock with neat lawn collar and cuffs, and her hair was raised in a lustrous "pompadour," a wide comb traversing it behind and combs at the sides of her head upholding it in front.”
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