ecru

noun \ ˈe-(ˌ)krü , ˈā-(ˌ)krü \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of ecru

: a pale or light grayish yellow or brown : beige 2
  • … the latest fashion dictate: Beige. From Calvin Klein to the Gap, fashion purveyors have flooded malls with ecru, khaki and cream …
  • —Teri Agins

ecru

adjective
    • wearing an ecru blouse
    • Ah, silk poplin. Most luxurious resort/spring/summer thing you could wear, especially when it's this new creamy ecru color.
    • Town & Country

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Origin and Etymology of ecru

French écru, literally, unbleached, raw, from Old French escru, from es- completely (from Latin ex-) + cru raw, from Latin crudus — more at raw


ECRU Defined for English Language Learners

ecru

Definition of ecru for English Language Learners

  • : a pale color that is slightly yellow or brown


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