lorgnette definition by Webster's New World
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- eyeglasses attached to a handle
- opera glasses similarly mounted
Origin: French ; from lorgner, to spy, peep, quiz ; from Old French lorgne, squinting
lorgnette definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a short handle.
Origin: French, from lorgner, to peer at, from Old French, from lorgne, squinting, of Germanic origin.