[ tahy-dahy-ing ]

  1. a process of hand-dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern.

Origin of tie-dyeing

First recorded in 1900–05; tie-dye + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for tie-dyeing


  1. a method of dyeing textiles to produce patterns by tying sections of the cloth together so that they will not absorb the dye: Also called: tie-and-dye

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