tiffany

[ tif-uh-nee ]
/ ˈtɪf ə ni /

noun, plural tif·fa·nies.

a sheer, mesh fabric constructed in plain weave, originally made of silk but now often made of cotton or synthetic fibers.

Origin of tiffany

1250–1300; 1595–1605 for current sense; perhaps punning use of the earlier word, Middle English: feast of the Epiphany < Old French tiphanie Epiphany < Late Latin theophania. See theophany

Definition for tiffany (2 of 2)

Tiffany

[ tif-uh-nee ]
/ ˈtɪf ə ni /

noun

Charles Lewis,1812–1902, U.S. jeweler.
his sonLouis Com·fort [kuhm-fert] /ˈkʌm fərt/, 1848–1933, U.S. painter and decorator, especially of glass.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (1 of 3)

tiffany

/ (ˈtɪfənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a sheer fine gauzy fabric

Word Origin for tiffany

C17: (in the sense: a fine dress worn on Twelfth Night): from Old French tifanie, from ecclesiastical Latin theophania Epiphany; see theophany

British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (2 of 3)

Tiffany

1
/ (ˈtifənɪ) /

noun

Louis Comfort. 1848–1933, US glass-maker and Art-Nouveau craftsman, best known for creating the Favrile style of stained glass

British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (3 of 3)

Tiffany

2

noun plural -nies

another name for Chantilly (def. 2)
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tiffany


n.
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