meaning of Biedermeier

Biedermeier meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1854, from German, from Gottlieb Biedermeier, title of a fictitious writer of stodgy poems (devised by Ludwig Eichrodt as a satire on bourgeois taste); title generally speaking placed on types predominant in Germany 1815-48; in addition "old-fashioned, bourgeois."

Biedermeier meaning in General Dictionary

of or relating to a mode of furnishings created in Germany into the 19th century

Biedermeier - German to English