Georgette

1
[jawr-jet]
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noun

a sheer silk or rayon crepe of dull texture.

Origin of Georgette

1
First recorded in 1910–15; formerly a trademark
Also called Georgette crepe.

Georgette

2
[jawr-jet, jawr-jet]

noun

a female given name, form of Georgia.
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Examples from the Web for georgette

Contemporary Examples of georgette

  • Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.

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    Mosbacher: I’m Furious at My Own Party

    Michelle Cottle

    January 8, 2013

  • Georgette Gagnon is the Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

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    A Nation's Hopes Imperiled

    Georgette Gagnon

    April 30, 2010

  • Their youngest sister, Georgette, is an innkeeper in Vermont.

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    Life After Wasserstein

    Ralph Gardner, Jr.

    December 14, 2009

  • Georgette Gagnon is the Africa director at Human Rights Watch and a former U.N. judicial adviser in Afghanistan.

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    Was the Women's Vote Counted?

    Georgette Gagnon

    September 12, 2009

  • Georgette Gagnon reports from Kabul on missing fingers and stolen ballot boxes.

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    Was the Women's Vote Counted?

    Georgette Gagnon

    September 12, 2009

Historical Examples of georgette

  • This when she was helping Cora cut out the georgette negligee.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • The valet and the maid, Alain and Georgette, are both in the house.

  • It shall be Georgette—we shall not lose you so utterly when you go.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

  • But the eyes were fixed sentimentally on the place that had been Georgette's.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

  • And in their next hour alone together, Georgette asked him what his worry was.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick


British Dictionary definitions for georgette

georgette

georgette crepe

noun

  1. a thin silk or cotton crepe fabric with a mat finish
  2. (as modifier)a georgette blouse

Word Origin for georgette

C20: from the name Mme Georgette, a French modiste
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