Pronunciation: (pom'pu-dôr", -dōr", -door"), [key]
1. an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead.
2. an arrangement of a woman's hair in which it is raised over the forehead in a roll, sometimes over a pad.
3. a pink or crimson color.
a. any fabric, as cotton or silk, having a design of small pink, blue, and sometimes gold flowers or bouquets on a white background.
b. a fabric of the color pompadour, used for garments.
Pronunciation: (pom'pu-dôr", -dōr", -door"; Fr. pôn-pa-dOOr'), [key]
Marquise de (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Le Normant d'Étioles), 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France.
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