Gorgeous Definition

Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid.
Webster's New World
Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance.
The pianist's gorgeous technique.
American Heritage
Beautiful, wonderful, delightful, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Gorgeous

  • From Early Modern English gorgious, gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias (“elegant, fashionable”), from Old French gourgias, gorgias (“gorgeous, gaudy, flaunting, gallant, fine”), of uncertain formation, but apparently connected with Old French gorgias (“a gorget, ruffle for the neck”), from Old French gorge (“bosom, throat”); see gorge. Sense evolution was probably that of "swelling of the throat or bosom due to pride, bridling up" to "assume an air of importance, flaunting".

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English gorgeouse probably from Old French gorgias jewelry-loving, elegant from gorge throat gorge

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

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