follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

sarcenet

[sahrs-nit] /ˈsɑrs nɪt/
noun
1.
a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used especially for linings.
Also, sarsenet, sarsnet.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English sarsenet < Anglo-French sarzinet, probably equivalent to sarzin- Saracen + -et -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for sarcenet

sarcenet

/ˈsɑːsnɪt/
noun
1.
a fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc
Word Origin
C15: from Old French sarzinet, from SarrazinSaracen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for sarcenet

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sarcenet