soigné

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French soigné, past participle of soigner.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

soigné ‎(not comparable)

  1. Fashionable and elegant, well-groomed.
    • 1997, Steve Silberman, “Burroughs Pops Online Cherry with Drag Queens”[1], Wired:
      Custom Java apps and CU-SeeMe feeds will provide interaction with the battery of soigné psychics.
    • 1998, “The Tickled French”, Wall Street Journal Online, Dow Jones & Company:
      Inspired surely by the old socialist slogan "from cradle to grave," the soigné French health ministry will now also take care of the French in bed.
    • 2005 July 5, Stross, Charles, Accelerando[2], ISBN 9780441012848, chapter 8, paragraph 2365:
      He's in line behind a gaggle of young-looking women, skinny and soigné in cocktail gowns and tiaras lifted from 1920s silent movies.
    • 2009, Vanessa Friedman, “Trends at Paris fashion week”, Financial Times, London:
      But a graceful scoop here, a soigné knot there, and voilà: Aphrodite meets the Eiffel Tower.
    • 2009 March 18, Curt Sanburn, “Where’s the Pink?”[3], Honolulu Weekly:
      The gleaming black stone floors of the lobby, the soigné pink-and-white awnings that shaded the beachfront Mai Tai Bar and Surf Room, the spacious lawns and gardens with the oldest and tallest coconut trees anywhere…all were touchstones for everything good about Hawaiian hospitality, for everything that was ever truly well done in Waikīkī.

Usage notesEdit

The French feminine form soignée is often used instead when applied to a female.


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

soigné m ‎(feminine singular soignée, masculine plural soignés, feminine plural soignées)

  1. immaculate (of clothes, etc.); well-manicured (nails)
  2. carefully made, well produced
  3. meticulous (of work, etc.)

VerbEdit

soigné m ‎(feminine singular soignée, masculine plural soignés, feminine plural soignées)

  1. past participle of soigner

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