lorgnette

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noun lor·gnette \lȯrn-ˈyet\

Definition of lorgnette

  1. :  a pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a handle

Origin and Etymology of lorgnette

French, from lorgner to take a sidelong look at, from Medieval French, from lorgne squinting


First Known Use: 1803

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