or·​gan·​dy | \ˈȯr-gən-dē \
variants: or less commonly organdie
plural organdies

Definition of organdy 

: a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish

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Her new, tightly edited collection of pre-fall offerings includes a cotton silk organdy dress that’s made for days when the air feels like soup. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "The One Dress You’ll Want on Hot Summer Days," 7 June 2018 I was called The Little Ray of Sunshine and always wore a long yellow organdy dress. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, "Entertainment on the L&N railroad fond memories for residents," 8 Aug. 2017 Here, Mrs. Pluot looks enchanting and ethereal in a pale pink organdy dress with matching hat, a version of the hourglass look that is at once ladylike and racy. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "T&C Family Album: Mrs. Fernand Pluot in Christian Dior," 14 June 2013 Working with fragile materials like chiffon and organdy that were almost a century old, and often cutting down vintage size 12 dresses into a modern size 4, Broecker and his team were constantly fixing and repairing on the fly. Joanna Robinson,, "How Christina Ricci Destroyed a Vintage Dress in the Most Zelda Fitzgerald Way Possible," 25 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of organdy

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for organdy

French organdi

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