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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A reclining chair with a long seat that supports the outstretched legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reclining chair with a long seat, which can support the outstretched legs of a sitter normally with one armrest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long chair; for reclining


French : chaise, chair + longue, long.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French chaise longue ("long chair"), from French chaise ("chair") + longue ("long") (Wiktionary)


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  • Goodness me. What a long and lonely vigil for the pedants on this one.

    November 22, 2007

  • Yes, but dates "chaise lounge" from about 1790. Not bad for a misspelling--or should I say anglicisation? ;)

    November 22, 2007

  • This another regularly mangled customer in its guise as 'chaise lounge'.

    November 22, 2007