tress

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noun \ˈtres\

Definition of tress

  1. 1 :  a long lock of hair; especially :  the long unbound hair of a woman —usually used in plural

  2. 2 archaic :  a plait of hair :  braid

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Origin and Etymology of tress

Middle English tresse, from Anglo-French tresce


First Known Use: 14th century


TRESS Defined for Kids

tress

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noun \ˈtres\

Definition of tress for Students

  1. :  a long lock of hair



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