, n., adj.,
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈpɒmpədɔː/, /ˌpɒmpəˈdʊə/,
U.S. /ˌpɑmpəˈdɔ(ə)r/, /ˌpɑmpəˈdʊ(ə)r/
Forms: 17 pompedore, 17– pompadore, 17– pompadour. Also with capital initial.
Frequency (in current use): 3/8
Origin: A borrowing from French. Etymons: French pompadour, proper name Pompadour.
Etymology: < French pompadour...
1. Any of various items of costume (a pelisse, a kind of handbag, [my emphasis] etc.; see quots.) characteristic of, associated with, or inspired by the Marquise de Pompadour or her circle. (...). Now rare (hist. in later use).
(...) 1849 Lady Wilde tr. W. Meinhold Sidonia the Sorceress I. Pref. 9 In her hand she [sc. Sidonia] carries a sort of pompadour of brown leather, of the most elegant form and finish.
1975 C. Calasibetta Fairchild's Dict. Fashion 408/1 Pompadour,..2. Woman's drawstring handbag, usually velvet or lace, of 18th century.
a. A pattern consisting of sprigs of flowers scattered on a white or pale ground; a fabric decorated with this or a similar pattern. Now rare.
a. A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is turned back off the forehead in a roll, sometimes over a pad; a hairpiece worn to achieve a similar effect. (...)
b. orig. U.S. A hairstyle worn by men, in which the hair is swept back from the forehead without a parting.
Pompadour: A drawstring bag of woven material usually velvet or lace used in the 18th century and mamed after Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of Lois XV.
Linda McGehee, Simply Sensational Bags: How to Stitch & Embellish Handbags, Totes & Satchels, 2011.
Pompadour. Small pouch of velvet or lace, worn hanging from a cord and used to carry smelling salts, a handkerchief, a notebook or money. It was made fashionable in the 18th century by the Marquise de Pompadour.
pompadour. Velvet or lace drawstring with a rope or a cord bag named after the famous mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, as it is credited with the invention of the bag. Primarily intended for new crafts – embroidery hoop in hand, loin weaving or sewing English: needlework was fashionable at the time of the secular parties. In addition, the Pompadour included a handkerchief, a bottle with smelling salts and a jar of rouge, a lipstick, according to the etiquette of the time.
So what does a woman do when she needs a purse for just the necessities? She uses a clutch purse, pompadour, pouchette, baggette, wristlet, or reticule! (...)
Pompadour bags: Pompadour handbags are compact pouches originally made of lace and velvet and popularized by the Marquise de Pompadour in the 18th century. Used for storing money, handkerchiefs, smelling salts, and notebooks. Today, they can be made of organic materials like hemp but also fancy silk brocades used in weddings. The strap consists of o a long cord that serves as a closure for the handbag and for wrapping around the wrist.