Definition of dimity in English:

dimity

noun

  • 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.’

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

/ˈdimədē/