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A pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses with a short handle.
[French, from lorgner, to peer at, from Old French, from lorgne, squinting, of Germanic origin.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a pair of spectacles or opera glasses mounted on a handle
[C19: from French, from lorgner to squint, from Old French lorgne squinting]
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a pair of eyeglasses or opera glasses mounted on a handle.
[1795–1805; < French, derivative of lorgner to eye furtively, Middle French, derivative of lorgne squinting (of uncertain orig.); see -ette]
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lorgnette[lɔːˈnjet] N → impertinentes mpl
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n → Lorgnette f
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