noun \ˈtrē-(ˌ)kō, ˈtrī-kət\

Definition of TRICOT

:  a plain warp-knitted fabric (as of nylon, wool, rayon, silk, or cotton) with a close inelastic knit and used especially in clothing (as underwear)
:  a twilled clothing fabric of wool with fine warp ribs or of wool and cotton with fine weft ribs

Origin of TRICOT

French, from tricoter to move the legs rapidly, knit, from Middle French, to run, skip, ultimately from Old French estriquier to stroke, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English strīcan to stroke — more at strike
First Known Use: 1859

Rhymes with TRICOT


Next Word in the Dictionary: tricotine
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tricostate
All Words Near: tricot

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tricot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).