Origin of etiquette
Examples from the Web for etiquette
The key is to recognize that etiquette changes over time and varies across circumstances.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McDonough, by all accounts, is highly attuned to protocol and etiquette in hierarchy-minded Washington.
A decorous group of nine panelists presented their positions one at a time, following distinctly un-Israeli rules of etiquette.
Etiquette Scholar also has some clever tips that pertain directly to business lunches.Romney and Obama’s First Lunch: A Social Etiquette Guide|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Claire Howorth and Brian Ries speak with members of both sexes to figure out the etiquette.
Old-fashioned gentlemen still offer their arm, and it is, and long will be, in accordance with etiquette to do so.Etiquette|Emily Post
In the afternoon we all (except G., who could not go, from some point of etiquette) went to see the palace.Up the Country|Emily Eden
"Books on etiquette is what you want to study," said John Hopkins, abruptly.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
She had supplied herself betimes with a manual of etiquette, which she had studied with the assiduity of a diligent school-girl.The Golden Shoemaker|J. W. Keyworth
I ate with the ease of one conscious of giving involuntary lessons in etiquette to a furtive-glancing bourgeoisie.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for etiquette
Word Origin for etiquette
Word Origin and History for etiquette
1750, from French étiquette "prescribed behavior," from Old French estiquette "label, ticket" (see ticket).
The sense development in French perhaps is from small cards written or printed with instructions for how to behave properly at court (cf. Italian etichetta, Spanish etiqueta), and/or from behavior instructions written on a soldier's billet for lodgings (the main sense of the Old French word).