- having stripes or bands.
Origin of striped
- a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing: the stripes of a zebra.
- a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
- a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
- a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
- Informal.status or recognition as a result of one's efforts, experience, or achievements: She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
- a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything: a stripe of beach.
- a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
- style, variety, sort, or kind: a man of quite a different stripe.
- Also called magnetic stripe. Movies. a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.
- to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.
Origin of stripe1
Examples from the Web for striped
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
Striped pants cookie-pushers in our diplomatic corps do nothing at American embassies but give cocktail parties.Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU
P. J. O’Rourke
February 21, 2014
In court, Valente showed he knows how to dress for a perp walk, sporting a striped shirt and a purple scarf.Mafia’s Cocaine-in-a-Can Bust
February 12, 2014
The departure screens were striped with red: CANCELED, CANCELED, CANCELED.The Sequester Takes Off
April 25, 2013
The older teen, Elkins, appeared in the afternoon wearing a striped shirt.Antonio Santiago, Jonylah Watkins, Babies Killed by Guns, Shame the NRA
March 26, 2013
Then I looked to one side—there was the long window with a striped curtain.
They are striped; some are striped latitudinally, others longitudinally.The First Violin
And when I said I did he gave me a stick, the striped peppermint kind it was.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
He sat down, and flung one striped trouser-leg over the other.The Great Hunger
The Striped Racer of the southwestern states is very long and slender.Pathfinder
- marked or decorated with stripes
- a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
- a fabric having such bands
- a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
- mainly US and Canadian kind; sort; typea man of a certain stripe
- (tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes
- a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc
Word Origin and History for striped
"a line or band in cloth," 1620s (but probably much older), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe "stripe, streak," from Proto-Germanic *stripanan (cf. Danish stribe "a striped fabric," German Streifen "stripe"), cognate with Old Irish sriab "stripe," from PIE root *streig- (see strigil). Of soldiers' chevrons, badges, etc., attested from 1827.
"a stroke or lash," mid-15c., probably a special use of stripe (n.1), from the marks left by a lash. Cf. also Dutch strippen "to whip," West Frisian strips, apparently cognate but not attested as early as the English word.