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beige

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noun \ˈbāzh\

Definition of beige

  1. 1 :  cloth made of natural undyed wool

  2. 2a :  a variable color averaging light grayish-yellowish brownb :  a pale to grayish yellow

beigy

play \ˈbā-zhē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of beige

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French baige, noun derivative of Old French bege “uncolored, having the color of natural wool,” of uncertain origin


First Known Use: 1819


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beige

adjective

Definition of beige

  1. 1 :  of a color that is light grayish-yellowish brown :  of the color beige a beige skirt

  2. 2 :  lacking distinction :  vanilla 2

Examples of beige in a sentence

  1. some food critics have dismissed that chef's version of French cuisine as beige and boring

Origin and Etymology of beige

borrowed from French — more at 1beige


First Known Use: 1874


BEIGE Defined for English Language Learners

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beige

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noun \ˈbāzh\

Definition of beige for English Language Learners

  • : a light yellowish-brown color


BEIGE Defined for Kids

beige

play
noun \ˈbāzh\

Definition of beige for Students

  1. :  a yellowish brown

beige

adjective a beige shirt


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