chaise longue
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(pronounced SHAZE-lon(g))

No, we’re not dyslexic. That last word isn’t supposed to be spelled l-o-u-n-g-e, though it’s common to see it – and hear it – that way. This is another one of those French terms, and it translates into “long chair.” You can use it to refer to any type of long, reclining type of chair, but you might sound a little uppity if you call that plastic beach chair you bought at K-Mart a chaise longue. Frequently you will hear people just shorten the term to chaise, which sound more sophisticated than “lounge chair” but saves them the embarrassment of pronouncing the rest of the word incorrectly.