Definitions for etiquetteˈɛt ɪ kɪt, -ˌkɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. etiquette(noun)

    rules governing socially acceptable behavior

Wiktionary

  1. etiquette(Noun)

    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.

  2. etiquette(Noun)

    A label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail.

  3. etiquette(Noun)

    The customary behavior of members of a profession, business, law, or sports team towards each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Etiquette(noun)

    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

  2. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Etiquette

    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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ETIQUETTE

    A convenient code of conduct which makes Lying a virtue and Snobbishness a righteous deed.


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