Definition of taffeta
: a crisp plain-woven lustrous fabric of various fibers used especially for women's clothing
Recent Examples of taffeta from the Web
Black taffeta, strapless, with a skirt to the floor.
Ri paired the strapless bustier dress with an extra-long, silk taffeta coat, a pair of futuristic Andy Wolf Eyewear sunglasses and a mix of diamond and emerald baubles from her longtime carpet go-to and recent collaborator, Chopard. 2.
Seems a multiple-pierced and tattooed lovely in a clingy peach taffeta costume had melted his heart.
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Origin and Etymology of taffeta
Middle English taffata, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian taffettà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah woven
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TAFFETA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taffeta for English Language Learners
: a stiff, shiny type of cloth that is used especially to make dresses
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