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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French taupe, from Latin talpa (mole).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /təʊp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /toʊp/
  • (file)

NounEdit

taupe (countable and uncountable, plural taupes)

  1. A dark brownish-grey colour, the colour of moleskin.
    taupe colour:  

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

taupe (comparative more taupe, superlative most taupe)

  1. Of a dark brownish-grey colour.
    • 1915, Ben Hecht, "Life", The Little Review, November,
      At five o'clock the patch of daylight above the red-lighted exit door turned taupe, as though a gray curtain had been flung across it; []
    • 1952, Wallace Earle Stegner, "Pop Goes the Alley Cat", Harper's Magazine, February, pp. 42-52,
      In the front room, on an old taupe overstuffed sofa, the head of the house lay in a blanket bathrobe, []

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French taupe, inherited from Latin talpa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. mole (burrowing mammal)
  2. (figuratively) mole (undercover agent)
  3. tunneler
  4. (education) higher mathematics class

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

taupe (plural taupes)

  1. taupe

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French taupe, from Latin talpa.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. (Jersey) mole (mammal)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin talpa.

NounEdit

taupe f (oblique plural taupes, nominative singular taupe, nominative plural taupes)

  1. mole (mammal)

DescendantsEdit


Tocharian BEdit

NounEdit

taupe

  1. mine (place from which ore is extracted)