- Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
- a plait or braid of hair.
Origin of tress
Examples from the Web for tress
Historical Examples of tress
She lifted a tress on her forefinger and smoothed it against the sunlight.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The glory of the pipe, as Tress had suggested, lay in its carving.
The more I examined the pipe the more amazed I was at Tress's generosity.
I propose that we act on Tress's suggestion, and go and make inquiries of him.
Tress had filled the pipe, and handed it, with a lighted match, to Bob.
- (often plural) a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
- a plait or braid of hair
- (tr) to arrange in tresses
Word Origin for tress
late 13c., "long lock of hair," from Old French tresse "a plait or braid of hair" (12c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trichia "braid, rope," from Greek trikhia "rope," from thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair." Related: Tresses.