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: cloth made of natural undyed wool
: a variable color averaging light grayish-yellowish brown
: a pale to grayish yellow
beigy adjective


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: of a color that is light grayish-yellowish brown : of the color beige
a beige skirt
: lacking distinction : vanilla sense 2

Examples of beige in a Sentence

Adjective some food critics have dismissed that chef's version of French cuisine as beige and boring
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Getty Images The beige carried over into her nails, which were shaped into a long coffin shape. Marci Robin, Allure, 13 Nov. 2023 Sedimentary is a light beige that is a fun alternative to the usual black but still goes with just about anything. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2023 While most carpet places will feature your average selection of safe grays and beiges, Doma offers pinks, purples, blues, and patterns, as well as more common options. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2023 Choose from a variety of colors ranging from neutrals like beige and maple to bright colors like pink. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to Movie Star Emma Stone wears beige on beige to see her film Bleat at the 61st New York Film Festival in N.Y.C. on Oct. 4. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Then there are classic autumnal tones to consider, like an olive green, camel, or vanilla-bean beige. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 6 Oct. 2023 Adams: Finally, by the '90s we were all chromatically exhausted and starting leaning toward light colors like beiges and grays. Medgina Saint-Elien, House Beautiful, 23 June 2023 At Behr alone, whites, beiges and creams took up nearly 40 percent of total paint sales for the first half of this year, and Benjamin Moore offers hundreds of shades of the color. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023
The show is located in a large room with beige walls, soft lighting and a projection of the Daitokuji Ryokoin temple. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 The black one is practically a dupe for Mindy Kaling’s crossbody, while the warm beige color is like Jennifer Aniston’s. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2023 Shown in beige $108 $81 at Beis Shown in beige $308 $231 at Béis Briggs & Riley: Select luggage from Briggs & Riley will be up to 30 percent off through November 27. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Nov. 2023 From another angle, though, the tone is far ashier, almost a dark beige blonde. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 17 Nov. 2023 Her outfit consisted of a beige off-the-shoulder gown by the New York Fashion Week designer Proenza Schouler, which boasts a floor-length skirt and slits up the front and sides, as well as a pair of her signature Aquazzura pumps and a black leather clutch bag. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 It was built with limestone and Roman beige bricks by renowned architect C.P.H. Gilbert, known for designing elegant mansions and apartment houses throughout New York City. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 Buildings that look a bit like an architecturally awkward supermarket cake: white and beige. Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 This set features three standard-sized scrunchies in beige, white, and black silk, great for any hair type and length. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History



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


borrowed from French — more at beige entry 1

First Known Use


1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of beige was in 1819

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“Beige.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a light grayish yellowish brown
beige adjective

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