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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.
Made of or resembling this fabric.
[Middle English taffata, from Old French taffetas, from Old Italian taffetà, from Persian tāfta, silk or linen cloth, from past participle of tāftan, to twist, spin.]
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a. a crisp lustrous plain-weave silk, rayon, etc, used esp for women's clothes
b. (as modifier): a taffeta petticoat.
2. (Textiles) any of various similar fabrics
[C14: from Medieval Latin taffata, from Persian tāftah spun, from tāftan to spin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
taf•fe•ta(ˈtæf ɪ tə)
n., pl. -tas,
1. a smooth, crisp, usu. lustrous fabric of silk, rayon, acetate, or various other fibers, in plain weave, with a fine horizontal rib.adj.
2. of or resembling taffeta.
[1325–75; Middle English taffata < Medieval Latin « Persian tāftah silken or linen cloth]
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taffeta- Goes back to Persian taftah, "silken cloth, linen clothing."
See also related terms for linen.
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taffeta[ˈtæfɪtə] N → tafetán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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n → Taft m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
taffeta[ˈtæfɪtə] n → taffettà m inv
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