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An elaborate system of etiquette and social standards flowered around the home phone: how long a child might be allowed to stay on the phone, how late one could call without being impolite, and of course, the dread implications of a late night call which violated that norm.
John Battelle

Meaning of "etiquette" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ETIQUETTE

From French, from Old French estiquette label, from estiquier to attach.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ETIQUETTE

etiquette  [ˈɛtɪˌkɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ETIQUETTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Etiquette is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ETIQUETTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

etiquette

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, was used in a modern sense in English around 1750. From the 1500s through the early 1900s, children learned etiquette at school. Etiquette has changed and evolved over the years.

Definition of etiquette in the English dictionary

The definition of etiquette in the dictionary is the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life. Other definition of etiquette is a conventional but unwritten code of practice followed by members of any of certain professions or groups.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ETIQUETTE


banquette
bæŋˈkɛt
briquet
brɪˈkɛt
briquette
brɪˈkɛt
coquet
kəʊˈkɛt
coquette
kəʊˈkɛt
croquette
krəʊˈkɛt
diskette
dɪsˈkɛt
ket
kɛt
maquette
mæˈkɛt
Marquette
mɑːˈkɛt
moquette
mɒˈkɛt
netiquette
ˈnɛtɪˌkɛt
paraquet
ˈpærəˌkɛt
parroket
ˈpærəˌkɛt
Phuket
ˌpuːˈkɛt
piquet
pɪˈkɛt
plaquette
plæˈkɛt
roquette
rəʊˈkɛt
shochet
ˈʃɒkɛt
sket
skɛt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ETIQUETTE

etic
etiolate
etiolated
etiolation
etiolin
etiologic
etiological
etiologically
etiologies
etiologist
etiology
Etna
etoile
Eton
Eton collar
Eton crop
Eton jacket
Eton mess
Etonian
etonogestrel

WORDS THAT END LIKE ETIQUETTE

bachelorette
baguette
barquette
blanquette
brunette
cassette
cigarette
corvette
dinette
gazette
jeanette
kitchenette
Lafayette
palette
pirouette
roulette
silhouette
statuette
toilette
undergraduette

Synonyms and antonyms of etiquette in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ETIQUETTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «etiquette» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of etiquette

Translation of «etiquette» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ETIQUETTE

Find out the translation of etiquette to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of etiquette from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «etiquette» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 礼仪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

etiqueta
570 millions of speakers

English

etiquette
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिष्टाचार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

آداب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

этикет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

etiqueta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিষ্টাচার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étiquette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Etika
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Etikette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エチケット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

예의범절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Etika
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghi thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆசாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिष्टाचार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

görgü kuralları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

etichetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

etykiety
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

етикет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eticheta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εθιμοτυπία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

etiket
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

etikett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

etikette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of etiquette

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ETIQUETTE»

The term «etiquette» is very widely used and occupies the 7.136 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ETIQUETTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «etiquette» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «etiquette» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about etiquette

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10 QUOTES WITH «ETIQUETTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word etiquette.
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Marc Almond
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
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John Battelle
An elaborate system of etiquette and social standards flowered around the home phone: how long a child might be allowed to stay on the phone, how late one could call without being impolite, and of course, the dread implications of a late night call which violated that norm.
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Walter Benjamin
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
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Charles M. Blow
When I won my way to the international science fair, I didn't want to embarrass myself. It was the first time I was going to be away from home, the first time taking an airplane. I went to the local library, checked out every single etiquette book, and I read those books like I was uncovering some sort of treasure.
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Chip Conley
In general, I'm not much into etiquette and am a rule-breaker and rebel by nature.
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Paula Creamer
There is etiquette in golf, but it's not any harder to learn than what to do at a dinner party. Actually, it's probably easier. And these days, there are a lot more women out there than there used to be. It's not like when I was young. I was always the only girl on the range.
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Stanley Crouch
The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war.
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Will Cuppy
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
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Anton du Beke
Ballroom dancing: it's a wonderful thing at so many levels because you've got to follow the rules. They used to call those rules etiquette once upon a time, but you don't really have that any more.
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Manish Dayal
One really interesting thing for me was learning about kitchen etiquette, and the differences between an Indian kitchen and a French one. They're different in atmosphere, and also in how chefs maneuver within them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ETIQUETTE»

Discover the use of etiquette in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to etiquette and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners
An ultimate guide to real-world manners by a respected etiquette coach incorporates guidelines that address the unique needs of today's world, including privacy, personal interaction with diverse cultures and using electronic devices during ...
Jodi R. R. Smith, 2011
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Etiquette
Excerpt: ...younger sisters, and some neighbors, with dogwood, than which nothing is more bridelike or beautiful.
Emily Post, 2012
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Etiquette & Espionage
Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
Gail Carriger, 2013
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Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business 2e: ...
No matter the situation in which you find yourself, the Posts will give you the confidence to meet the challenges of the work world with confidence and poise -- because today, more than ever, good manners mean good business.
Peggy Post, Peter Post, 2005
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Book of Etiquette
The only serious competitor to Emily Post as etiquette maven to America between the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated ...
Lillian Eichler, 2013
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The Everything Etiquette Book: A Modern-Day Guide to Good ...
The Everything Etiquette Book, Second Edition, helps you: Master the art of gift-giving on holidays and small occasions Communicate problems politely but effectively Test your travel-smarts at home and abroad Maintain a professional image ...
Leah Ingram, 2005
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Business Etiquette For Dummies
This friendly, authoritative guide shows you how to develop good etiquette on the job and navigate today’s diverse and complex business environment with great success.
Sue Fox, 2011
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Etiquette For Dummies
This straightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the ins and outs of: Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and business Grooming, dressing, and staying healthy Coping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feeling ...
Sue Fox, 2011
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Business Etiquette: Your Complete Guide to Correct Behaviour ...
Mastering the rules of business etiquette is a straightforward process.
David Foster Robinson, 2000
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Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International ...
This book provides the invaluable intercultural knowledge to help you make a deal, sell your product, or find a joint venture, no matter where your business takes you.
Jeanette S. Martin, Lillian H. Chaney, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ETIQUETTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term etiquette is used in the context of the following news items.
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Learn Some Damn Theater Etiquette Or Patti LuPone Will Steal Your …
What the hell kind of feral beasts are you becoming, America? Last night, Patti LuPone had to confiscate a woman's phone when she was ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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The New TV Etiquette When Is a Spoiler Not a Spoiler?
The New TV Etiquette. When Is a Spoiler Not a Spoiler? by Michael Hewitt. The Orange County Register (TNS). 9 July 2015. The critical question still to be ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
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Respecting Social And Cultural Etiquette: What To Wear When …
College is a time to step outside of your normal comfort zone by relishing in new experiences and exploring brand new surroundings. «Uloop News, Jul 15»
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Didi's Manners & Etiquette: Rainbow Facebook Profile + Ghosting + …
The etiquette of the rainbow profile, ghosting, and planning a Dutch Treat luncheon following a funeral were hot topics this week. «GoLocalPDX, Jul 15»
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2015 Fashion, Etiquette and Health Boot Camp
ST. PETERSBURG – It's that time of year again. The 2015 Fashion, Etiquette, & Health Boot Camp is in full swing, and the second session will ... «Weekly Challenger, Jul 15»
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Trip etiquette keeps rides smooth, friendly
Dear Readers: Most grown-ups are still working, even if school is out and it's summertime! Meanwhile, friends and family may be sharing a ride ... «Hutchinson News, Jul 15»
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Queen Elizabeth honours Princess Charlotte in pink outfit as …
Pink for a girl! Etiquette expert analyses official royal christening photos, where Queen honours Princess Charlotte in pink outfit, while ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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20-40-60 Etiquette---When do we eat?
I consider myself a bit of a stickler for etiquette, but know that I am not immune to mistakes. I am finding myself to be increasingly bothered by ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
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Modern day etiquette: Should men offer ladies their MARTA seat?
Should the old “men offer seats to ladies” etiquette rules still apply on MARTA or have times changed so that it doesn't really much matter ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
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The 5 Questions Brides Ask Most About Etiquette, Answered by the …
From the moment you get engaged until you receive your last wedding present, etiquette questions abound for the bride-to-be. Some are ... «Glamour, Jul 15»

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