Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Bedtime; hence, a reception of visitors about bedtime: opposed to levee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.

Etymologies

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French couche ("a sleeping place"), from coucher. See couch.

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