[ hen-ree-et-uh ]
/ ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə /


a fine wool fabric constructed in twill weave, formerly made of silk warp and worsted filling.

Nearby words

  1. henotheism,
  2. henpeck,
  3. henpecked,
  4. henri,
  5. henri, robert,
  6. henrietta maria,
  7. henry,
  8. henry i,
  9. henry ii,
  10. henry iii

Origin of henrietta

First recorded in 1850–55; after Henrietta Maria (1609–69), queen consort of Charles I of England


[ hen-ree-et-uh ]
/ ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə /


a female given name, form of Henry.
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Word Origin and History for henrietta


fem. proper name, from French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri (see Henry). In late 19c. a type of light dress fabric.

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