Origin of beige
Related Words for beigertan, cream, taupe, khaki, camel, off-white, fawn, mushroom, neutral, oatmeal, ecru, buff, biscuit, sand
- a very light brown, sometimes with a yellowish tinge, similar to the colour of undyed wool
- (as adjective)beige gloves
Word Origin 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.