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[awr-guh n-dee] /ˈɔr gən di/
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.
1825-35; < French organdi, of obscure origin Unabridged
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Examples for organdy
  • 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.
  • Her maid was in pink taffeta, veiled in white organdy, and carried pink roses.
British Dictionary definitions for organdy


noun (pl) -dies
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
Word Origin
C19: from French organdi, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for organdy
1835, from Fr. organdi (18c.), of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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