Origin of beige
Examples from the Web for beige
Before the race, he had entered the grandstands waving his beige Stetson in the air, as if already on a victory lap.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After|Michael Fensom|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dressed entirely in beige, working the A-1 cash register, it was clear that Walt no longer wanted to be Heisenberg.Latest ‘Breaking Bad’ Episode, ‘Ozymandias,’ Is Most Action-Packed Yet|Andrew Romano|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her beige niqab (a conservative Islamic headdress that shows only the eyes) was stained from hours of crying.
I see the blue and I see the beige and I see two peoples with complex, overlapping ties to the same land.
The conference room on the third floor of the New York Helmsley hotel is rather dourly decorated in a palette of brown and beige.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her peignoir of beige, embroidered with red silk, was evidently of Parisian manufacture.The Downfall|Emile Zola
She was daintily dressed in some sort of beige chiffon with pearls about her neck, and had easy, pleasant manners.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
In giving a brownish hue to such light colors as beige, ecru, etc., it is invaluable.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer|Alexander Paul
It was of excellent material, a sort of beige, but it bore unmistakable signs of having been worn before.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle
Harry noticed she was wearing a beige knit suit with a neckline that spoke volumes.The Observers|G. L. Vandenburg
British Dictionary definitions for beige
- a very light brown, sometimes with a yellowish tinge, similar to the colour of undyed wool
- (as adjective)beige gloves
Word Origin for beige
Word Origin and History for beige
1858, "fine woolen fabric," from dialectal French beige "yellowish-gray, brownish-gray," from Old French bege "the natural color of wool and cotton; raw, not dyed" (13c.), of obscure origin. "Das Wort lebt namentlich in der Bourgogne und Fr. Comté, daneben aber auch im Südwesten" [Gamillscheg]. As a shade of color, it is attested from 1879. As an adjective by 1879.