lorgnon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French lorgnon.

Noun[edit]

lorgnon (plural lorgnons)

  1. (archaic) lorgnette, opera glass

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French lorgnon.

Noun[edit]

lorgnon m (plural lorgnons)

  1. (historical) monocle
    • 1860, Mark Prager Lindo (as "de oude heer Smits"), "Uittreksels uit het dagboek van wijlen Janus Snor", in De Nederlansche Spectator, 286.
      Zij had schitterende zwarte oogen en haar, dat zwart en gepolijst was als ebbenhout, — en hare kleine blanke handjes waren met kostbare ringen bedekt, — — en — en — ik was zóó getroffen, dat ik mijn lorgnon dadelijk uit het oog liet vallen, (...)
      She had beauteous black eyes and hair that was black and polished like ebony, — and her small pale hands were covered with precious rings, — — and — and — I was awe-struck to such a degree, that I let my monocle fall out of my eye at that same moment, (...)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lorgner +‎ -on

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lorgnon m (plural lorgnons)

  1. (obsolete) monocle
  2. lorgnette; pince-nez

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