[muhl-tee-plahy, muhl-tahy-]


having or composed of several plies: a multi-ply fabric.

Origin of multi-ply

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for multi-ply

Historical Examples of multi-ply

  • It went into the floor, vaporizing the surface and carbonizing the multi-ply wood layer beneath it.

    The Hate Disease

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Word Origin and History for multi-ply

1950, from multi- + ply (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper