A hard-wearing cotton fabric woven with stripes or checks: a nightcap in white dimity edged with lace [as modifier]: gay dimity curtains
More example sentences
- Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.
late Middle English: from Italian dimito or medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos, from di- 'twice' + mitos 'warp thread'; the origin of the final -y is unknown.
Definition of dimity in:
- The US English dictionary