noun, often attributive go·det \gō-ˈdet, ˈgō-ˌdā\

Definition of godet

  1. :  an inset of cloth placed in a seam to give fullness (as at the bottom of a skirt)

Origin and Etymology of godet

French, from goder to form creases, probably from god- (as in godron rounded pleat on a ruffle, gadroon)

First Known Use: 1832

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