organdy

[awr-guhn-dee]
noun, plural organdies.
a fine, thin cotton fabric usually having a durable crisp finish, white, dyed, or printed: used for blouses, dresses, curtains, trimmings, etc.
Also, organdie.


Origin:
1825–35; < French organdi, of obscure origin

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organdie or esp (US) organdy (ˈɔːɡəndɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
 
[C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin]
 
organdy or esp (US) organdy
 
n
 
[C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin]

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organdy
1835, from Fr. organdi (18c.), of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
We wore white organdy dresses and waved regally from the queen's frothy float.
Her bouffant shoulder-length veil was trimmed in organdy flowers and pearls.
The boxes had organdy screening on the top and four sides to allow air circulation.
The bridesmaids wore charming gowns of white organdy and carried bouquets of white sweet peas.
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