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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: étiquette 'ticket' ( TICKET1); perhaps because rules of behavior were written on a small card, like a ticket

etiquette

noun
     
et‧i‧quette [uncountable]
the formal rules for polite behaviour in society or in a particular group:
strict rules of professional etiquette

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