beige

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French dialectal beige, from Old French bege ‎(color of undyed wool or cotton), from an Alpine language (compare Franco-Provençal bézho, Romansch besch ‎(dull grey)), from Vulgar Latin *bysseus ‎(cottony grey) (compare French bis, Catalan bis, Italian bìgio), from Late Latin byssus 'cotton', from Ancient Greek βύσσος ‎(bússos) 'cotton homespun', from Semitic (compare Hebrew/Aramaic בוץ ‎(būṣ))

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Noun[edit]

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beige ‎(plural beiges)

  1. A slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
    beige colour:    
  2. debeige; a kind of woollen or mixed dress goods

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beige ‎(comparative beiger or more beige, superlative beigest or most beige)

  1. Having a slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 24, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Dagobert had only one customer, an American who wore square, rimless glasses and a beige suit and looked like a Wall Street tycoon.
  2. (informal) Comfortably dull and unadventurous, in a way that suggests middle-class suburbia.
    • 2007, Prairie L. Markussen, Cover (page 48)
      Think about it: he grew up in Iowa, the beigest of states, was doted on, loved generously by his parents, the top of his class, probably voted Most Handsome of 2000.
    • 2010, Gerald J. McCarthy, A Man of Substances
      In the beigest parts of suburbia where I grew up, bridge was a game played by groups of parents in recreation rooms furnished with upright pianos and souvenir sombreros.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige

Adjective[edit]

beige ‎(attributive beige, comparative beiger, superlative beigeste)

  1. beige

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beige ‎(comparative beiger, superlative meest beige or beigest)

  1. beige

Declension[edit]

Inflection of beige
uninflected beige
inflected beige
comparative beiger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial beige beiger het beigest
het beigeste
indefinite m./f. sing. beige beigere beigeste
n. sing. beige beiger beigeste
plural beige beigere beigeste
definite beige beigere beigeste
partitive beiges beigers

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige

Adjective[edit]

beige  (comparative beigempi, superlative beigein)

  1. beige

Declension[edit]

Inflection of beige (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative beige beiget
genitive beigen beigejen
partitive beigeä beigejä
illative beigeen beigeihin
singular plural
nominative beige beiget
accusative nom.? beige beiget
gen. beigen
genitive beigen beigejen
beigeinrare
partitive beigeä beigejä
inessive beigessä beigeissä
elative beigestä beigeistä
illative beigeen beigeihin
adessive beigellä beigeillä
ablative beigeltä beigeiltä
allative beigelle beigeille
essive beigenä beigeinä
translative beigeksi beigeiksi
instructive beigein
abessive beigettä beigeittä
comitative beigeine

Noun[edit]

beige

  1. beige (color)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of beige (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative beige beiget
genitive beigen beigejen
partitive beigeä beigejä
illative beigeen beigeihin
singular plural
nominative beige beiget
accusative nom.? beige beiget
gen. beigen
genitive beigen beigejen
beigeinrare
partitive beigeä beigejä
inessive beigessä beigeissä
elative beigestä beigeistä
illative beigeen beigeihin
adessive beigellä beigeillä
ablative beigeltä beigeiltä
allative beigelle beigeille
essive beigenä beigeinä
translative beigeksi beigeiksi
instructive beigein
abessive beigettä beigeittä
comitative beigeineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bege.

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beige (masculine and feminine, plural beiges)

  1. beige

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige.

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  • Basic form: IPA(key): [beːʃ], [bɛːʃ]
  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): [beːʒə], [bɛːʒə], [beːʃə], [bɛːʃə]

Adjective[edit]

beige ‎(not comparable)

  1. beige

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Usage notes[edit]

Beige is inflected like a regular adjective in pronunciation. However, since its basic form is written with a mute -e, the inflectional ending -e is not visible in writing: das beige [beːʒə] Haus – the beige house.

The other inflectional endings are visible: in dem beigen Haus – in the beige house.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige

Adjective[edit]

beige ‎(masculine {{{1}}}, feminine {{{2}}}, neuter {{{3}}})

  1. beige

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This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French beige

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Adjective[edit]

beige m, f ‎(plural beige)

  1. beige

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested from 1895. Borrowing from French beige. The slang definition is likely associated to the perceived blandness of the color.

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Adjective[edit]

beige

  1. Beige.
    Hon hade en lång, beige kappa på sig.
    "She wore a long, beige coat."
  2. (slang) Boring, uninteresting, negative.
    Din morsa är så jävla beige!
    "Your mother is so damn dull."

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