De Rigueur Definition

də rē-gœr
Required by etiquette; according to good form; proper.
Webster's New World
Required by fashion; fashionable.
Webster's New World

Origin of De Rigueur

  • Borrowing from French de rigueur (“required”), from de (“of”) + rigueur (“rigour/rigor”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French de of rigueur rigor, strictness

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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