Definition of rickrack in English:



  • Braided trimming in a zigzag pattern, used especially as decoration on clothes.

    • ‘Alternate the pennants with others carrying sequential school photos, and clip them to rickrack.’
    • ‘They now use ready-made rickrack and shiny synthetic trimmings to adorn their garments.’
    • ‘Decorate the basket with craft paint or rickrack, as pictured here.’
    • ‘I found this little picture of a cushion made by Beth Lacefield in the latest edition of Home Companion and I suddenly thought that something like this might look quite fun appliquéd on a stocking with bright buttons and some rickrack.’
    • ‘Once the main parts of the figure were completed in felt, an assortment of ribbons, lace trim, rickrack, buttons, sequins and feathers were added to decorate the circus performers.’
    cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbon
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Late 19th century: of unknown origin.