Meaning of “cologne” in the English Dictionary

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colognenoun [ U or C ]

uk /kəˈləʊn/ us /kəˈloʊn/ also eau de cologne

Examples from literature

  • A few drops of cologne. 
  • His fifteen-cent handkerchief was perfumed with cologne which he imported himself at a cost of ten cents per bottle. 
  • I shall get used to it, she said, sniffing at the cologne, which was cheap and pretty bad. 
  • She poured some cologne on the handkerchief and a pungent odor filled the room. 
  • She put on my best dress and did my hair this new way and even let me put cologne on. 

(Definition of “cologne” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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colognenoun [ U ]

us /kəˈloʊn/

a type of perfume (= liquid having a pleasant smell that is put on the body)

(Definition of “cologne” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)