Today's Word "Pompadour"

Hairstyle with hair at the front brushed into a mound on

Published in Vocabulary

pompadour \POM-puh-dor\ (noun) - A hairstyle where the hair at the front is brushed up into a mound or a roll, above the forehead. Also known as quiff.

"Impressed with himself over his new pompadour which he felt made him look like Elvis, Charles was crestfallen when informed that Kim Jong Il had one as well."


After the Marquise de Pompadour, the title of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson (1721-1764), mistress of Louis XV of France, who popularized the style.


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