taffeta

noun taf·fe·ta \ ˈta-fə-tə \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of taffeta

: a crisp plain-woven lustrous fabric of various fibers used especially for women's clothing

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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


TAFFETA Defined for English Language Learners

taffeta

noun

Definition of taffeta for English Language Learners

  • : a stiff, shiny type of cloth that is used especially to make dresses


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