[ tres ]
/ trɛs /


Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
a plait or braid of hair.

Origin of tress

1250–1300; Middle English tresse < Middle French: plait or braid of hair < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tress

/ (trɛs) /


(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

Derived forms of tress

tressy, adjective

Word Origin for tress

C13: from Old French trece, of uncertain origin
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