Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not bleached or dyed; unfinished. Used of textiles.

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  • noun A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe.
  • adjective Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by grey and beige) of French grège, from Italian greggio, unbleached, raw, probably from Vulgar Latin *gregius, of or from the flock of sheep, from Latin grex, greg-, herd, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

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Blend of grey and beige

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From French grège ("raw (of silk)"), from Italian (seta) greggia, “raw (silk)”, from greggio ("grey"), ultimately from Germanic roots.

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  • Free range definition from the Guardian.

    "And then there’s its cousin, greige, which you can make by mixing together two other things: monotony and despair. All of these related shades spell out a disappointment in all the world’s flowers. They look like preened and perfected sick. And it is my belief that the palace has used the beige to take confident, opinionated, personality-owning Meghan away from us and turn her into a royal bot, like they always do."

    July 15, 2018