Definition of dimity in English:

dimity

noun

  • [mass noun] A hard-wearing cotton fabric woven with stripes or checks.

    ‘a nightcap in white dimity edged with lace’
    [as modifier] ‘gay dimity curtains’
    • ‘Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Italian dimito or medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos, from di- twice + mitos warp thread; the origin of the final -y is unknown.

Pronunciation:

dimity

/ˈdɪmɪti/