Definition of bandeau noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbændəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændoʊ//
    Hair products and accessories
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  1. 1a narrow band worn around the head to hold the hair in place See related entries: Hair products and accessories
  2. 2 a piece of women’s clothing that is tied around the body to cover the breasts a bandeau bikini top
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from Old French bandel, diminutive of bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bandeau