noun ba·tik \bə-ˈtēk, ˈba-tik\

Definition of batik

  1. 1 :  a fabric printed by an Indonesian method of hand-printing textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed; also :  the method itself

  2. 2 :  a design executed in batik

Origin and Etymology of batik

Javanese baṭik

First Known Use: 1830

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