Share this entry

Share this page

etiquette

Syllabification: et·i·quette
Pronunciation: /ˈedəkət
 
, ˈedəˌket
 
/

Definition of etiquette in English:

noun

The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
Example sentences
  • The basic code that helps maintain a healthy society is etiquette towards others.
  • Codes and etiquette are no way to deal with issues such as racism, sexism or homophobia.
  • She is also an ambassador for UNICEF, and has written a series of best-selling books on etiquette for women.
Synonyms
protocol, manners, accepted behavior, rules of conduct, decorum, good form;
custom, convention;
Computing netiquette
informal the done thing
formal politesse

Origin

mid 18th century: from French étiquette 'list of ceremonial observances of a court', also 'label, etiquette', from Old French estiquette (see ticket).

Definition of etiquette in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?