Definition of dimity in English:


Line breaks: dim¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪmɪti


[mass noun]
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.

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