- 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 organdy
Historical Examples of organdy
The costumes of organdy and sateen were quite as pretty as the model of silk and satin.Two Little Women
Molly flushed as she glanced hastily down at her two-year-old organdy.Molly Brown's Sophomore Days
I ought to be sending her in a picture hat with an organdy dress and blue sash to meet Minga.Under the Law
Edwina Stanton Babcock
Organdy's the most unserviceable stuff in the world anyhow, and I told Matthew so when he got it.Anne Of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Min was wearing an organdy plainly showing signs of service, while Landis was arrayed in a handsome gown of soft blue silk.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall
Jean K. Baird
Word Origin and History for organdy
"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.