noun, plural dim·i·ties.
- dimitrios i,
- dimitrov, georgi,
Origin of dimity
Examples from the Web for dimity
We found her sitting up in bed, negligently but decently dressed, with a dimity corset tied with red ribbons.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
One was cambric, one was fine lawn or nainsook, and one of dimity.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
The rooms, simple but exactingly clean, are dainty with dimity and netted curtains and spreads.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees|Edwin Asa Dix
It was not a cosy bedroom, with French bedsteads, dimity curtains on the windows, and roses creeping up the walls outside.Under the Red Crescent|Charles S. Ryan
Squire Edwards, in the act of putting back the roll of dimity on the shelf, was staring over his shoulder at them, astounded.The Duke of Stockbridge|Edward Bellamy
noun plural -ties
- a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
- (as modifier)a dimity bonnet
Word Origin for dimity
mid-15c., from Italian dimiti, plural of dimito, a name for a kind of strong cotton cloth, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos "of double thread," from di- (see di- (1)) + mitos "warp thread, thread" (see mitre).