noun, often attributive
go·​det | \ gō-ˈdet How to pronounce godet (audio) , ˈgō-ˌdā How to pronounce godet (audio) \

Definition of godet

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

Examples of godet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mai’s debt to Galliano and his years at Margiela is clear in the bias draping of both a silver lurex panné velvet halter dress and a black flocked dot tulle and lace shawl collar godet gown. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of godet

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for godet

borrowed from French, from goder "to form creases," probably from god- (in godron "rounded pleat on a ruffle, gadroon") + -et -et entry 1 — more at gadroon

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“Godet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godet. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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