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Definition of greige

: being in an unbleached undyed state as taken from a loom used of textiles

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Recent Examples on the Web From soft whites and creams to light brown paint colors and everything in between (greige paint colors, anyone?), these do-it-all shades are perfect for any room, aesthetic, and price point. Chelsea Evers, Country Living, "12 Best Neutral Paint Colors You've Been Looking For," 5 Dec. 2019 Contestants gathered in a big, unfailingly over-warm tent, clad in their Marks-and-Sparks separates and their greige aprons, awkwardly enthusiastic about being on television but entirely committed to proving themselves as Britain’s best bakers. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Great British Baking Show," 3 Oct. 2019 When used strategically, greige paint can have a transformative effect on a space. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "A Color Expert Reveals the Power of Greige Paint," 27 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of greige

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for greige

French grège raw (of silk), from Italian greggio

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The first known use of greige was in 1926

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20 Dec 2019

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“Greige.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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