godet

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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

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


First Known Use: 1832

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