Chaise longue or chaise lounge?

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - Feature -

Both, it seems, are com­monly un­der­stood to mean the same thing – though chaise longue is the orig­i­nal French term. When the English im­ported the long chair from France, they an­gli­cised “longue” to “lounge”, an English word spelled with the same let­ters and for­tu­itously bear­ing the same mean­ing as the orig­i­nal chaise longue, mean­ing “a long couch”.

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