Tiffany meaning

tĭfə-nē
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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A thin, transparent gauze of silk or cotton muslin.
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A thin gauze of silk or muslin.
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Designating or of a raised mounting or setting for a finger ring, with a gem held in place by prongs.
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Designating or of an art nouveau style or design in stained glass, metalwork, jewelry, etc.
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A kind of gauze, or very thin silk.

The smoke of sulphur [...] is commonly used by women to whiten tiffanies. "” Sir Thomas Browne.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A northern English surname.
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A female given name transferred from the surname.
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Short for Tiffany glass (poor man's Tiffany)
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Origin of tiffany

  • Probably from obsolete French tiphanie Epiphany from Old French from Late Latin theophania theophany

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

  • From a surname based on a medieval given name Theophania, from Ancient Greek theos "god"+phainein"to appear", traditionally given to girls born at Epiphany.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English tiffenay; compare Old French tiffe ornament, tiffer to adjust, adorn. See tiff to dress.

    From Wiktionary