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plait

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noun \ˈplāt, ˈplat\

Simple Definition of plait

  • : an arrangement of hair made by weaving three sections together

Full Definition of plait

  1. 1 :  pleat

  2. 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


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plait

verb

Simple Definition of plait

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

Full Definition of plait

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  pleat 1

  3. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of plait

14th century



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