sennit

noun
sen·​nit | \ ˈse-nət How to pronounce sennit (audio) \

Definition of sennit

1 : a braided cord or fabric (as of plaited rope yarns)
2 : 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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First Known Use of sennit

circa 1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sennit

origin unknown

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Last Updated

11 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Sennit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sennit. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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