\ˈtōp \

Definition of taupe 

: a brownish gray

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All the items are available in taupe, white, black, mint green, and red, and can be bought both on Supreme’s website and in select retail stores. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Supreme and Chris Cunningham have released an Aphex Twin-inspired collection," 11 Nov. 2018 So when James and Denise Closs, a quiet couple who had lived in town for decades, were found shot to death in their taupe house last month, residents were stunned. Tim Gruber, The Seattle Times, "Mystery in a small town: A quiet couple are shot dead, their daughter is missing," 6 Nov. 2018 My mom bought covers in white, cream, and arctic blue and uses them interchangeably throughout the house, but this particular collection also comes in gray, navy, chocolate brown, sage, and taupe — among other colors. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "I Am Obsessed With This $25 Duvet Cover From Amazon," 8 Aug. 2018 Brittany began by applying foundation with a Beautyblender, followed by neutral shades of taupe eyeshadow and a peachy-pink lip gloss. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Reacts to Riverdale Betty Cooper Makeup Tutorials," 27 June 2018 The Duchess of Sussex kicked off her second day in Dublin with husband Prince Harry in a bespoke chic taupe green dress by Roland Mouret, which featured her go-to boatneck style and draping detail. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Has Already Rocked Two Very Different Looks Today in Ireland: See the Photos!," 11 July 2018 Meanwhile, Meghan has already hung up her taupe Roland Mouret dress at the back of the closet, and changed into a more casual Givenchy look. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Braves Athletic Field in Heels at Ireland's Croke Park," 11 July 2018 Accessories were kept polished and stylish with taupe suede Manolo Blahniks grounding the look and simple diamond stud Adina Reyter earrings for subtle sparkle. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Nods to the Fourth of July By Wearing This American Label," 5 July 2018 To fully complete the eye look, Greenberg used Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brow liner in taupe to achieve the perfect full brow. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "How Kaley Cuoco Achieved Her 'Effortless and Natural’ Wedding Day Look — All the Details!," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of taupe

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taupe

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

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English Language Learners Definition of taupe

: a brownish-gray color

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