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

Examples of godet in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of godet was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Godet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godet. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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