Origin of jalousie
Examples from the Web for jalousie
She obeyed him, setting the window and the jalousie ajar after her as she had found them.The Velvet Glove|Henry Seton Merriman
Charleston sits and smiles behind its jalousie blinds—a conservative relic of Huguenot days.
Is our heroine a captive behind a Spanish jalousie, or in an Italian convent?'Sketches|Benjamin Disraeli
Hearing the noise, the fellow opened the jalousie, and came out into the verandah above.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
Not even your slippers, to protect you from the scorpions and centipedes,” replied the lady, shutting the “jalousie.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
British Dictionary definitions for jalousie
Word Origin for jalousie
Word Origin and History for jalousie
1766, French, literally "jealousy" (see jealousy), from notion of looking through blinds without being seen.