plait


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

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