pickadil

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

pickadilly

Definition of pickadil

plural

pickadils

or

pickadillies

  1. 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. 2 :  a ruff or standing collar trimmed with cutwork

  3. 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 — more at pic


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