champagne

noun
cham·​pagne | \sham-ˈpān \

Definition of champagne 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France also : a similar wine made elsewhere

2 : a pale orange yellow to light grayish-yellowish brown

Champagne

geographical name
Cham·​pagne | \sham-ˈpān \

Definition of Champagne (Entry 2 of 2)

historic region and former province of northeastern France west of Lorraine and north of Burgundy; capital Troyes

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Here, nine mid-holiday haircuts worthy of breaking out the champagne. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "9 Short Cuts That Make the Case for a Dramatic Holiday Hair Makeover," 30 Nov. 2018 Not only are the savings huge, but Cathay's service is also worth raving about—think food by top Hong Kong chefs, and free champagne in premium economy. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Cathay Pacific's Black Friday Sale Saves You $1,000 On Business Class," 20 Nov. 2018 For this project, I was inspired by the idea of what champagne means. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Virgil Abloh Adds Champagne Designer to His Resume," 24 Oct. 2018 Yet despite the billionaire backers quaffing champagne at the Hong Kong IPO, the company’s name remains virtually unknown in the U.S.–a major obstacle to Lei’s stated ambition to create a Jobsian company that impacts the world. Charlie Cambell/beijing, Time, "Lei Jun Wants to Be China’s Answer to Steve Jobs. But Trump’s Trade War Is Getting In His Way," 12 July 2018 Police believe the car to be a 2003 to 2005 Lincoln LS sedan that is either silver or champagne in color and has a moon roof. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "Police release images of car sought in fatal motorcycle crash in Dorchester," 11 July 2018 For 23 years, London Grill co-owner and Bastille Day co-creator Terry Berch McNally has appeared in frock and wig, swigging pink champagne on the prison parapet in the event’s historically irreverent portrayal of Marie Antoinette. Lauren Mccutcheon, Philly.com, "Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes Saturday for final Bastille Day," 11 July 2018 Featured food and beverage offerings include Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Hansen’s Cakes, Tyler Texas, Cookie Good, Carney’s Cake, Justin Wines, champagne from the Bubble Tap Trailer and tequila from Casamigos. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "City of Hope & The Forum Team Up for Charity Poker Tournament With Help From the Kardashians," 10 July 2018 Thomas Jefferson admired French fare above all, and he is credited, according to Staib, with popularizing frites, ice cream and champagne. Amanda Cargill, Smithsonian, "What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of champagne

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for champagne

Noun

French, from Champagne, France

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champagne

noun

English Language Learners Definition of champagne

: a French white wine that has many bubbles and that people often drink on special occasions

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