Etymology
Advertisement

art deco (n.)

decorative and architectural style popular from 1925-1940, the name attested from 1966, from shortening of French art décoratif, literally "decorative art" (see decorative); the French phrase is from the title of L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925.

updated on September 25, 2022

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of art deco from WordNet

art deco (n.)
a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production;
Synonyms: deco
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.