dimity

noun

dim·​i·​ty ˈdi-mə-tē How to pronounce dimity (audio)
plural dimities
: a sheer usually corded cotton fabric of plain weave in checks or stripes

Word History

Etymology

alteration of Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Middle Greek dimitos of double thread, from Greek di- + mitos warp thread

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimity was in 1570

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“Dimity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimity. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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dimity

noun
dim·​i·​ty ˈdim-ət-ē How to pronounce dimity (audio)
plural dimities
: a usually corded cotton fabric in checks or stripes

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