tiffany


tif·fa·ny

noun \ˈti-fə-nē\
plural tif·fa·nies

Definition of TIFFANY

1
:  a sheer silk gauze formerly used for clothing and trimmings
2
:  a plain-woven open-mesh cotton fabric (as cheesecloth)

Origin of TIFFANY

perhaps from obsolete French tiphanie Epiphany, from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek, ultimately from Greek theos god + phainein to show
First Known Use: 1601

Tif·fa·ny

adjective \ˈti-fə-nē\

Definition of TIFFANY

:  being glass or an article of glass made by or in the manner of Louis C. Tiffany; especially :  made of pieces of stained glass <a Tiffany-style lamp> <a Tiffany window>

First Known Use of TIFFANY

1936

Tif·fa·ny

biographical name \ˈti-fə-nē\

Definition of TIFFANY

Charles Lewis 1812–1902 Am. jeweler

Tiffany

biographical name

Definition of TIFFANY

Louis Comfort 1848–1933 son of C.L. Am. painter & stained-glass artist

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