- a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.
Origin of organdy
Examples from the Web for organdie
Her organdie frock was long, longer than any she had yet worn.The Octopus
Which would he like me best in, do you suppose—the white crepe or the organdie?The Ordeal of Elizabeth
Elizabeth Von Arnim
I hope to goodness I dont ruin my organdie during chemistry.
Ill wear that organdie frock Jerry likes so much; the one with the yellow rosebud in it.
These frocks were very simple for the most part, organdie or swiss, and they were adjusted casually before the solitary mirror.A Daughter of the Vine
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
esp US organdy
- a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
Word Origin and History for organdie
"fine transparent muslin," 1829, from French organdi "sorte de Mousseline ou toile de coton" (1725), of unknown origin. Barnhart suggests it is an alteration of Organzi, from medieval form of Urgench, city in Uzbekistan that was a cotton textile center.