Definition of Pompadour, Marquise de in English:

Pompadour, Marquise de

Pronunciation /ˈpämpədôr/ /ˈpɑmpədɔr/ /ˌpämpəˈdo͝o(ə)r/ /ˌpɑmpəˈdʊ(ə)r/

proper noun

  • (1721–64), French noblewoman; known as Madame de Pompadour ; born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. In 1744, she became the mistress of Louis XV, gaining considerable influence at court.