Definition of etiquette in English:

etiquette

Syllabification: et·i·quette
Pronunciation: /ˈetikit, -ˌket
 
 
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noun

The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
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  • 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; courtesy, propriety, formalities, niceties, punctilios; custom, convention; soft skills; Computingnetiquette
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).

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