Etiquette ( /ˈɛtɨkɛt/ or /ˈɛtɨkɪt/, ) is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word étiquette, literally signifying a tag or label first appeared in English around 1750.
Famous quotes containing the word etiquette:
“Books treating of etiquette ... are often written by dancing-masters and Turveydrops and others knowing little of the customs of the best society of any land.”
—Mrs. H. O. Ward (18241899)
“The etiquette of romantic love is as elaborate as that surrounding the Emperor of China.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)