taupe

noun \ ˈtōp \
Updated on: 26 Jan 2018

Definition of taupe

: a brownish gray

Recent Examples of taupe from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'taupe.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of taupe

French, literally, mole, from Old French, from Latin talpa

Other Color Terms


TAUPE Defined for English Language Learners

taupe

noun

Definition of taupe for English Language Learners

  • : a brownish-gray color


Learn More about taupe


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up taupe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

confident and optimistic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!