beige

See also: Beige

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French dialectal beige, from Old French bege 'color of undyed wool or coton', from an Alpine language (compare Franco-Provençal bézho, Romansch besch) 'dull grey', from Vulgar Latin *bysseus 'cottony grey' (compare French bis, Catalan bis, Italian bìgio), from Late Latin byssus 'cotton', from Ancient Greek βύσσος (býssos) 'cotton homespun', from Semitic (compare Hebrew/Aramaic [script?] (būṣ))

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NounEdit

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beige (plural beiges)

  1. A slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
    beige colour:    
  2. debeige; a kind of woollen or mixed dress goods

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AdjectiveEdit

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beige (comparative more beige, superlative most beige)

  1. Having a slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 24, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Dagobert had only one customer, an American who wore square, rimless glasses and a beige suit and looked like a Wall Street tycoon.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige

AdjectiveEdit

beige (attributive beige, comparative beiger, superlative beigeste)

  1. beige

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige

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beige (comparative beiger, superlative meest beige or beigest)

  1. beige

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige

AdjectiveEdit

beige (comparative beigempi, superlative beigein)

  1. beige

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NounEdit

beige

  1. beige (color)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bege.

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beige (masculine and feminine, plural beiges)

  1. beige

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige.

PronunciationEdit

  • Basic form: IPA(key): [beːʃ], [bɛːʃ]
  • Inflected forms: IPA(key): [beːʒə], [bɛːʒə], [beːʃə], [bɛːʃə]

AdjectiveEdit

beige (not comparable)

  1. beige

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Usage notesEdit

Beige is inflected like a regular adjective in pronunciation. However, since its basic form is written with a mute -e, the inflectional ending -e is not visible in writing: das beige [beːʒə] Haus – the beige house.

The other inflectional endings are visible: in dem beigen Haus – in the beige house.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige

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beige

  1. beige

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French beige

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beige m, f singular & plural

  1. beige

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested from 1895. Borrowing from French beige. The slang definition is likely associated to the perceived blandness of the color.

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beige

  1. Beige.
    Hon hade en lång, beige kappa på sig.
    "She wore a long, beige coat."
  2. (slang) Boring, uninteresting, negative.
    Din morsa är så jävla beige!
    "Your mother is so damn dull."

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