rules governing socially acceptable behavior
The forms required by good breeding, or prescribed by authority, to be observed in social or official life; observance of the proprieties of rank and occasion; conventional decorum; ceremonial code of polite society.
A label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail.
The customary behavior of members of a profession, business, law, or sports team towards each other.
the forms required by good breeding, or prescribed by authority, to be observed in social or official life; observance of the proprieties of rank and occasion; conventional decorum; ceremonial code of polite society
Origin: [F. prop., a little piece of paper, or a mark or title, affixed to a bag or bundle, expressing its contents, a label, ticket, OF.estiquete, of German origin; cf. LG. stikke peg, pin, tack, stikken to stick, G. stecken. See Stick, and cf. Ticket.]
Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word étiquette, literally signifying a tag or label first appeared in English around 1750.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
et-i-ket′, n. forms of ceremony or decorum: ceremony: the unwritten laws of courtesy observed between members of the same profession, as 'medical etiquette.' [Fr. See Ticket.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A convenient code of conduct which makes Lying a virtue and Snobbishness a righteous deed.
The numerical value of etiquette in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of etiquette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of etiquette
Translations for etiquette
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- етикет, обичай, протоколBulgarian
- כללי התנהגותHebrew
- 作法, エチケット, 礼儀Japanese
Get even more translations for etiquette »
Find a translation for the etiquette definition in other languages:
Select another language: