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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Survival has its own etiquette.
It is about getting them to discover the British lifestyle, dressing codes and etiquette.
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
This competition has taught us a lot, not just business skills but also cost-evaluation, problem-solving skills, and business etiquette, and how to interact with other people.
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Translations for etiquette
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- етикет, обичай, протоколBulgarian
- כללי התנהגותHebrew
- 作法, エチケット, 礼儀Japanese
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