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Wednesday Word: Chesterfield

Chesterfield - noun.

Chesterfield is a place, a kind of overcoat and a brand of cigarette. This Canada Day, I want to highlight it's unique usage in the former dominion.

It seems to be falling by the wayside, but, in Canada, a couch or sofa is sometimes called a chesterfield.

While chesterfield refers to a specific design commissioned by the Earl of Chesterfield, it became a generic term in Canada for a couch.


Brown Chesterfield sofa
Tags: c, canada, noun, wordsmith: calzephyr77
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