sen·​nit ˈse-nət How to pronounce sennit (audio)
: a braided cord or fabric (as of plaited rope yarns)
: a straw or grass braid for hats

Examples of sennit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This style is a men’s summer formal hat made of stiff sennit straw. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2022

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sennit was circa 1769

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“Sennit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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