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Etymology 1[edit]

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



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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ greige” in Unabridged,, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ greige” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of grey +‎ beige


  • (UK) enPR: grāzh, IPA(key): /ɡɹeɪʒ/
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greige (countable and uncountable, 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[2], volume 122, 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, 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.


greige (not comparable)

  1. Of a colour between grey and beige.
    • 2009 June 29, Caitlin Moran, The Times:
      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?