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1plait

noun \ˈplāt, ˈplat\

: an arrangement of hair made by weaving three sections together

Full Definition of PLAIT

1
:  pleat
2
:  a braid of material (as hair or straw); specifically :  pigtail

Examples of PLAIT

  1. She wore her hair in plaits.
  2. <she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist>

Origin of PLAIT

Middle English pleit, from Anglo-French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold — more at ply
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to PLAIT

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

2plait

verb

: to twist together three pieces of (hair, rope, etc.)

Full Definition of PLAIT

transitive verb
1
:  pleat 1
2
a :  to interweave the strands or locks of :  braid
b :  to make by plaiting <plait a basket>
plait·er noun

Examples of PLAIT

  1. My mum taught me how to plait my own hair.
  2. <plaited the doll's hair so it wouldn't tangle>

First Known Use of PLAIT

14th century

Related to PLAIT

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial
PLAIT Defined for Kids

1plait

noun \ˈplāt, ˈplat\

Definition of PLAIT for Kids

:  a flat braid (as of hair)

2plait

verb
plait·edplait·ing

Definition of PLAIT for Kids

1
:  1braid
2
:  to make by braiding <The man was plaiting a basket.>

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