[ sham-peyn ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn /



having the color of champagne.
luxurious or expensive: champagne tastes.

Origin of champagne

First recorded in 1655–65; after Champagne

Can be confused

champagne champaign

Definition for champagne (2 of 2)


[ sham-peyn; French shahn-pan-yuh ]
/ ʃæmˈpeɪn; French ʃɑ̃ˈpan yə /


a region and former province in NE France. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for champagne


/ (ʃæmˈpeɪn) /


(sometimes capital) a white sparkling wine produced around Reims and Epernay, France
(loosely) any effervescent white wine
  1. a colour varying from a pale orange-yellow to a greyish-yellow
  2. (as adjective)a champagne carpet
(modifier) denoting a luxurious lifestylea champagne capitalist

Word Origin for champagne

from Champagne, a region of NE France
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