plait

1 of 2

noun

1
: pleat
2
: a braid of material (such as hair or straw)
specifically : pigtail

plait

2 of 2

verb

plaited; plaiting; plaits

transitive verb

1
2
a
: to interweave the strands or locks of : braid
b
: to make by plaiting
plait a basket
plaiter noun

Examples of plait in a Sentence

Noun She wore her hair in plaits. she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist Verb My mum taught me how to plait my own hair. plaited the doll's hair so it wouldn't tangle
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The Urban Meet Braid Shop has been braiding and styling her tour looks along with colorist Chris Rios Riggio, dipping her waist-length dark plaits for a long, free end. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 8 July 2024 Hair was being doused in Zara Hair Wet Look Mousse, then loosely braided and sewn into place for tousled plaits. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 24 June 2024
Verb
Even Kim Kardashian’s tousled platinum hair was loosely plaited into a fishtail braid in the back. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 7 May 2024 In this case, Hill recommends sectioning hair into quadrants and then plaiting or twisting the ends together. Deanna Pai, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for plait 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

variant of pleat entry 2

Verb

variant of pleat entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plait was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Plait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plait. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

plait

1 of 2 verb
1
2
b
: to make by braiding
plaiting a basket
plaiter noun

plait

2 of 2 noun
1
: a flat fold : pleat
2
: a flat braid (as of hair)

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