See also: Georgette

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EtymologyEdit

From French georgette, named after Georgette de la Plante, French dressmaker.

NounEdit

georgette ‎(plural georgettes)

  1. A thin lightweight silk or cotton fabric with a matte finish.
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 73:
      Martha began sarcastically to explain why it was that even if she had been twelve she could not have worn this pink frilled georgette to the Van Rensbergs' house, since nice little English girls were not for export.
    • 2004 Monika Fagerholm, Translator Kathleen Tucker,The American Girl, Other Press 2009, p.62:
      Silk chiffon and silk georgette. Two thin, thin materials that cannot be confused with each other.

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