lorgnette

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A lorgnette.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French lorgnette, from lorgner (to take a sidelong look at) (from Middle French lorgne (crosseyed)).

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NounEdit

lorgnette (plural lorgnettes)

  1. An opera glass with a handle.
    Synonym: (archaic) lorgnon
  2. Elaborate double eyeglasses.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lorgner (to take a sidelong look at) +‎ -ette, analogous to lunette.

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NounEdit

lorgnette f (plural lorgnettes)

  1. lorgnette
    • 1924, Emmanuel Bove, Mes Amis[1]:
      Au théâtre, nous occuperions une loge. En me penchant, je pourrais toucher le rideau. De toute la salle, on nous observerait, avec des lorgnettes.
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