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dimity

[ dim-i-tee ]

noun

, plural dim·i·ties.
  1. a thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.


dimity

/ ˈdɪmɪtɪ /

noun

    1. a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
    2. ( as modifier )

      a dimity bonnet



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Word History and Origins

Origin of dimity1

1400–50; earlier dimite, late Middle English demyt < Medieval Latin dimettum < Greek dímiton, noun use of neuter of dímitos double-threaded, equivalent to di- di- 1 + mít ( os ) warp thread + -os adj. suffix; source of final syllable unclear
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dimity1

C15: from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from di- 1+ mitos thread of the warp
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Example Sentences

She had on her light-blue dimity with the Hamburg frills, and her sorrowful face indicated that she had donned it to no avail.

The walls were whitewashed stone; the bed was of white dimity.

A ray of sunlight filtering through the white dimity curtains cast a checkered shadow on the antique rug.

Indeed, she was at her prettiest and best in the dimity frock, with the sleeves rolled up.

She wore a pale blue dimity, whose round, full blouse was belted with a soft ribbon.

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