tiffany

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English tiffenay; compare Old French tiffe ornament, tiffer to adjust, adorn. See tiff to dress.

Noun[edit]

tiffany (plural tiffanies)

  1. A kind of gauze, or very thin silk.
    The smoke of sulphur [] is commonly used by women to whiten tiffanies. — Sir Thomas Browne.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.