lorgnon

[ French lawr-nyawn ]
/ French lɔrˈnyɔ̃ /

noun, plural lor·gnons [French lawr-nyawn] /French lɔrˈnyɔ̃/.

an eyeglass or a pair of eyeglasses.

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Origin of lorgnon

1840–50; < French, equivalent to lorgn(er) (see lorgnette) + -on noun suffix
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lorgnon

/ (French lɔrɲɔ̃) /

noun

a monocle or pair of spectacles
another word for lorgnette

Word Origin for lorgnon

C19: from French, from lorgner; see lorgnette
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