(n) long, low chair with a back along half of its length and one arm As you can see, it's not "chaise lounge." But if you think so, you're not alone: The incorrect spelling shows up in listings for stores including Ikea, Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon. The word chaise longue means, literally, "long chair" in French, not "lounge chair." The piece of furniture was first made in ancient Egypt by lashing palm sticks together with rawhide. It sure has a longue history!