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batiste

[buh-teest, ba-]
noun
  1. a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
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Origin of batiste

1690–1700; < French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been first maker
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Historical Examples of batiste

  • Those were the days, according to tio Batiste, the real days, for sailormen.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo)

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • The abundance had also brought happiness to the farm-house of Batiste.

    The Cabin

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • Batiste groaned painfully, unable to move and cast off the heavy mass.

    The Cabin

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • On hearing her sobs, Batiste and his wife raised their heads in astonishment.

    The Cabin

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • Even Batiste, urged by the others of the group, had to drink.

    The Cabin

    Vicente Blasco Ibez


British Dictionary definitions for batiste

batiste

noun
  1. a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses
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Word Origin for batiste

C17: from French, from Old French toile de baptiste, probably after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century French weaver, its reputed inventor
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