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Meaning of ETIQUETTE

Pronunciation:  'etukit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  rules governing socially acceptable behavior

ETIQUETTE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: prescript, protocol, punctilio, rule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Et"i*quette`\, n. [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}.]
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.

      The pompous etiquette to the court of Louis the
      Fourteenth.                              --Prescott.

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