A toilet water with a strong, characteristic scent, originally made in Cologne, Germany.
More example sentences
- His money and his establishment job are even more powerful than his eau de cologne in making people think he smells sweet.
- Their shoes were highly polished and their sports kit was laundered and ironed after every game and probably sprayed with eau de cologne.
- Whether these inducements worked or not I cannot tell, except to say that all four of my colleagues smelt like they had bathed in eau de cologne for a week before the contest began.
early 19th century: French, literally 'water of Cologne'.
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