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rickrack

or ric·rac

[rik-rak]
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noun
  1. a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc.
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Origin of rickrack

1880–85, Americanism; gradational reduplication of rack1
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Related Words for rickrack

decoration, frill, perimeter, outskirts, edge, periphery, verge, hem, skirt, brink, flounce, embellishment, garnish, ruffle, lace, fringe, ornament, piping, embroidery, braid

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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

rickrack

ricrac

noun
  1. a zigzag braid used for trimming
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Word Origin for rickrack

C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack 1
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