Definition of duvet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈd(j)uːveɪ/


chiefly British
1A soft quilt filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic fibre, used instead of an upper sheet and blankets.
Example sentences
  • Use layers of thin blankets rather than duvets or quilts.
  • You can help by donating blankets, sheets, duvets, guilds, curtains and other such items but they must be clean and in good condition.
  • Used and unused clothes, together with blankets, sheets and duvets are most welcome.
1.1 (also duvet jacket) A thick down-filled jacket worn by mountaineers.
Example sentences
  • Thank the Lord I was wearing my shower-proof duvet jacket and winter boots.


Mid 18th century: from French, literally 'down' (see down2).

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