follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

tricot

[tree-koh] /ˈtri koʊ/
noun
1.
a warp-knit fabric of various natural or synthetic fibers, as wool, silk, or nylon, having fine vertical ribs on the face and horizontal ribs on the back, used especially for making garments.
2.
a kind of worsted cloth.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French: knitting, knitted fabric, sweater, derivative of tricoter to knit ≪ Germanic; akin to German stricken to knit
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tricots

tricot

/ˈtrɪkəʊ; ˈtriː-/
noun
1.
a thin rayon or nylon fabric knitted or resembling knitting, used for dresses, etc
2.
a type of ribbed dress fabric
Word Origin
C19: from French, from tricoter to knit, of unknown origin
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 Origin and History for tricots
tricot
1859, from Fr. tricot "knitting, knitted work," from tricoter "to knit," probably a variant of O.Fr. estriquer "to smooth," from a Gmc. source (e.g. M.L.G. striken "pass over lightly").
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for tricot

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tricots

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends