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a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc.

Origin of rickrack

1880–85, Americanism; gradational reduplication of rack1
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Historical Examples of rickrack

  • Maybe they'll tell us what their rickrack political platform is, too!

    The Co-Citizens

    Corra Harris

British Dictionary definitions for rickrack




a zigzag braid used for trimming

Word Origin for rickrack

C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack 1
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