One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hard-wearing, sheer cotton fabric woven with raised stripes or checks.
- ‘Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.’
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.
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