pickadil

noun pick·a·dil \ ˈpikəˌdil \
variants: or pickadilly

Definition of pickadil

plural pickadils or pickadillies
1 : a decorative trimming of cutwork that is scalloped, tabbed, or pointed and used as an edging on doublets, collars, and other garments of the late 16th and early 17th centuries
2 : a ruff or standing collar trimmed with cutwork
3 : a stiff support for a ruff or standing collar

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Origin and Etymology of pickadil

French picadille, probably from Spanish picado pierced, cut (from past participle of picar to prick, pierce) + French -ille, diminutive suffix


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