or or·gan·die

[ awr-guhn-dee ]

noun,plural or·gan·dies.
  1. 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

First recorded in 1825–35, organdy is from the French word organdi, of obscure origin

Words Nearby organdy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use organdy in a sentence

  • It was of dainty white organdy, made to wear over a slip of the palest green silk, with ribbons to match.

    Mildred's Inheritance | Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Her green dress is trimmed with white organdy exactly like your blue one!

    Betty Lee, Freshman | David Goodger (
  • Im going to wear my blue organdy, with the Dresden sash and hair-ribbons, she said without looking to see to whom she was talking.

    Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
  • To-night Aunt Isabel had on a billowy pale-blue organdy, and she looked more like an angel than ever.

    Missy | Dana Gatlin
  • She was as proud in cambric and calico and nankeen as Harriet is to-day in white tulle and organdy.

    Around The Tea-Table | T. De Witt Talmage