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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Friday 1st December 2023
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greige (adjective) grayzh

Gray-beige, undyed, raw (of silk), unfinished, not fully processed (of textiles).

Gianni, you see, was an artist; the poor gimps these handsome guys killed were just civilians, who probably didn't even know the difference between taupe and greige!

Julie Burchill, Guardian, 4 March 2000. Guardian

Other highlights include an interesting arrangement of pygmy cupboards with a striking hessian-style veneer, coupled with intriguingly greige-coloured worktops, splashbacks and a 'breakfast bar' constructed from wonky, germ-harbouring 'rustica' ceramic tiles.

Kathryn Flett, The Observer, 21 April 2001. Observer

'Time Enough for Tears' is the work of Bono and punk traitor Gavin Friday but fits seamlessly into the weave of the Corrs' greige cloth; Ladysmith Black Mambazo turn up on the title track, but the Afro-Celt fusion still sounds like something cooked up by a tourist board.

Kitty Empire, The Observer, 30 May 2004. Observer

Will Wayne Rooney’s girlfriend understand when Hoppen starts pronouncing on greige walls and "East meets West" and pussy willow and all the other interior design tricks for which she is famous?

Jan Moir, Telegraph, 15 June 2004. Telegraph

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