Georgette

1
[jawr-jet]

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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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.

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

    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

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

    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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