ratiné

noun

ra·​ti·​né ˌra-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce ratiné (audio)
variants or ratine
ˌra-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce ratiné (audio)
ra-ˈtēn
1
: a rough bulky fabric usually woven loosely in plain weave from ratiné yarns
2
: a nubby ply yarn of various fibers made by twisting under tension a thick and a thin yarn

Word History

Etymology

French ratiné

First Known Use

circa 1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ratiné was circa 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Ratiné.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratin%C3%A9. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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