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Georgette

1
[jawr-jet]
noun
  1. a sheer silk or rayon crepe of dull texture.
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Origin of Georgette

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

Georgette

2
[jawr-jet, jawr-jet]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Georgia.
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Contemporary Examples of georgette

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.

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

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

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

    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
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Word Origin for georgette

C20: from the name Mme Georgette, a French modiste
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