greige

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French grège (raw (of silk)), from Italian (seta) greggia, “raw (silk)”, from greggio (grey), ultimately from Germanic roots.[1][2]

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Adjective[edit]

greige (not comparable)

  1. (of textiles) Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.
    The rolls of greige cloth sat on the factory floor waiting to be printed.
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  1. ^ Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1·1)
  2. ^ The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of grey and beige

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Noun[edit]

greige (plural greiges)

  1. A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe.
    • 1943, S.J. Perelman, The Dream Department [1], page 74:
      Brilliant, sparkling reds will complement the bright, new beauty of Fall fashions and accent the subtle reserve of pale Priority beiges and greiges.
    • 1959, Paint, Oil and Chemical Review vol. 122 [2], page 12:
      The August issue of Better Homes & Gardens, for example, features an article showing which accents look best with greiges and other popular colors.
    • 2006, Lauri Ward, Home Therapy [3], ISBN 039953279X, page 256:
      To accessorize the server, we arranged a grouping of mahogany candlesticks in a variety of interesting shapes, a small greige-colored vase, and a platter that incorporates the colors of the candlesticks as well as the greige of the vase.
    • 2009, Caitlin Moran, The Times, 29 Jun 2009:
      To those who still deludedly think they prefer Star Wars over Ghostbusters, all I need to ask you is this: you don't really want to be a Jedi, do you? In a greige cowl, getting off with your sister, without a single gag across three films?

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