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rickrack

[rik-rak] /ˈrɪkˌræk/
noun
1.
a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc.
Also, ricrac.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; gradational reduplication of rack1
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  • Some nightgowns are hand smocked and some pajamas are trimmed in piping or rickrack.
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rickrack

/ˈrɪkˌræk/
noun
1.
a zigzag braid used for trimming
Word Origin
C20: dissimilated reduplication of rack1
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