Definition of rickrack in English:


Syllabification: rick·rack
Pronunciation: /ˈrikˌrak


  • Braided trimming in a zigzag pattern, used especially as decoration on clothes.
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    • Once the main parts of the figure were completed in felt, an assortment of ribbons, lace trim, rickrack, buttons, sequins and feathers were added to decorate the circus performers.
    • They now use ready-made rickrack and shiny synthetic trimmings to adorn their garments.
    • Decorate the basket with craft paint or rickrack, as pictured here.


late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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