tiffany

noun
tif·​fa·​ny | \ ˈti-fə-nē How to pronounce tiffany (audio) \
plural tiffanies

Definition of tiffany

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a sheer silk gauze formerly used for clothing and trimmings
2 : a plain-woven open-mesh cotton fabric (such as cheesecloth)

Tiffany

adjective
Tif·​fa·​ny | \ ˈti-fə-nē How to pronounce Tiffany (audio) \

Definition of Tiffany (Entry 2 of 4)

: being glass or an article of glass made by or in the manner of Louis C. Tiffany especially : made of pieces of stained glass a Tiffany-style lamp a Tiffany window

Tiffany

biographical name (1)
Tif·​fa·​ny | \ ˈti-fə-nē How to pronounce Tiffany (audio) \

Definition of Tiffany (Entry 3 of 4)

Charles Lewis 1812–1902 American jeweler

Tiffany

biographical name (2)

Definition of Tiffany (Entry 4 of 4)

Louis Comfort 1848–1933 son of Charles Lewis Tiffany American painter and stained-glass artist

First Known Use of tiffany

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiffany

Noun

perhaps from obsolete French tiphanie Epiphany, from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek, ultimately from Greek theos god + phainein to show

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“Tiffany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiffany. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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