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