Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A crisp, smooth, plain-woven fabric with a slight sheen, made of various fibers, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, and used especially for women's garments.
  • adjective Made of or resembling this fabric.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silk or linen fabric: a name applied at different times to very different materials.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fine, smooth stuff of silk, having usually the wavy luster called watering. The term has also been applied to different kinds of silk goods, from the 16th century to modern times.

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  • noun A crisp, smooth woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a crisp smooth lustrous fabric

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French taffetas, from Old Italian taffetà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah, silk or linen cloth, from past participle of tāftan, to twist, spin.]

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From French taffetas, from Italian taffettà, from Persian تافته (tâfte).

Examples

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  • "Taffeta, darling."

    "Taffeta, sweetheart."

    October 7, 2007

  • Ah! I came here just to say that--I'm a year late!

    September 26, 2009