noun taf·fe·ta \ˈta-fə-tə\

: a stiff, shiny type of cloth that is used especially to make dresses

Full Definition of TAFFETA

:  a crisp plain-woven lustrous fabric of various fibers used especially for women's clothing

Origin of TAFFETA

Middle English taffata, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian taffettà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah woven
First Known Use: 14th century


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