- eyeglasses attached to a handle
- opera glasses similarly mounted
Origin of lorgnetteFrench from lorgner, to spy, peep from Old French lorgne, squinting
A pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a short handle.
Origin of lorgnetteFrench from lorgner to peer at from Old French from lorgne squinting of Germanic origin
French lorgner (“to take a sidelong look at") (from Middle French lorgne (“crosseyed")) + -ette