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chiffonier

[shif-uh-neer] /ˌʃɪf əˈnɪər/
noun
1.
a high chest of drawers or bureau, often having a mirror on top.
2.
a low bookcase of the English Regency, with grille doors or doorless.
3.
a shallow, tall, open piece of furniture, of the 18th century, having shelves for the display of china.
Also, chiffonnier.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French chiffonnier. See chiffon, -ier2
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Examples for chiffonier
  • Make your own price and secure a new dresser, chiffonier, rocker or chair at your own price.
  • He went to the chiffonier to secure a pair of pajamas, and accidentally knocked a revolver to the floor.
British Dictionary definitions for chiffonier

chiffonier

/ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə/
noun
1.
a tall, elegant chest of drawers, originally intended for holding needlework
2.
a wide low open-fronted cabinet, sometimes fitted with two grille doors and shelves
Word Origin
C19: from French, from chiffon rag; see chiffon
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Word Origin and History for chiffonier
chiffonier
"piece of furniture with drawers for women to put needlework, cloth, etc.," 1806, from Fr. chiffonnier, a transf. use, lit. "rag gatherer," from chiffon, dim. of chiffe "rag, piece of cloth, scrap, flimsy stuff" (17c.), of uncertain origin.
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