Definition of Nivernois in English:

Nivernois

adjective

historical
  • In the style of a Nivernois hat.

noun

historical
  • A three-cornered hat with a wide, rolled brim and a low crown, fashionable in the late 18th cent.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From the title of Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, Duc de Nivernois, and French ambassador to London 1762–3. Nivernois (now Nivernais) was the name of a former province of central France with Nevers as its capital; compare French Nivernois inhabitant of Nevers, inhabitant of Nivernais, characterestic of Nivernais or Nevers.

Pronunciation

Nivernois

/ˌniːvəːˈnwɑː//ˌniːvɛːˈnwɑː/