- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
chiffonier (plural chiffoniers)
- A tall, elegant chest of drawers, often with a mirror attached.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
- 1936, Djuna Barnes, Nightwood, Faber & Faber 2007, p. 71:
- From the half-open drawers of this chiffonnier hung laces, ribands, stockings, ladies' underclothing and an abdominal brace, which gave the impression that the feminine finery had suffered venery.
- One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker.
- A receptacle for rags or shreds.